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Press Release

Grand Jury Indicts Sterling Man on Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging a Sterling man with receipt and possession of child pornography.

According to court records and allegations in the indictment, Anoushiravan Dadgar, 33, used a computer to receive photos and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Some of the videos Dadgar possessed depicted minors who appeared to be less than 10 years old and other prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Dadagar faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Patrick J. Lechleitner, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after the indictment was returned. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathaniel Smith III and Maya D. Song are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:17-cr-100.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated May 4, 2017

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