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St. Louis man sentenced to 10 years in prison for enticement of a minor

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U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – Jason Draggs, Jr., 24, of St. Louis, Missouri appeared before United States District Court Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk on today’s date and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the coercion and enticement of a minor.  Draggs previously pleaded guilty in November. 

According to the plea agreement, Between the dates of April 1, 2020, and May 9, 2020, Draggs communicated with three teenaged females using internet-based communication including social media applications such as Snapchat. During these communications, Draggs requested, persuaded, induced and enticed the minors to send him nude images and engage in sexual contact with him.  Draggs knowing one victim was a minor, engaged in multiple sexual acts with her. Multiple videos were produced of this sexual contact and were exchanged and stored via the internet-based social media application Snapchat.

The case was investigated by the St. Louis County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated March 11, 2022

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