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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stockton Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Pornography

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jason Solomon, 43, of Stockton, pleaded guilty today to distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. 

According to court documents, in July 2016, Solomon used social media to send images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to a then-15-year-old girl. In January 2018, Solomon also possessed additional images of child pornography, some of which depict the sexual molestation of infants.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian A. Fogerty is prosecuting the case.

Solomon is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley on January 17, 2019. Solomon faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, and a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet safety education.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 
2:18-cr-022-TLN
Updated October 25, 2018