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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 26, 2020

Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Exploitation Crimes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A man with citizenship in Lebanon and the United States was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for child exploitation offenses.

According to court documents, George A. Nader, 61, admitted that he arranged to transport a 14-year-old boy from Europe to Dulles International Airport for purposes of illegal sexual conduct in early 2000. Nader had met the boy in Prague, Czech Republic, and later brought him to his residence in Washington, D.C. Nader also admitted that, in September 2012, he possessed or accessed with intent to view video images of child sexual abuse while he was in New York.

Nader had previously been convicted of transporting child pornography into the Eastern District of Virginia in 1991.

In addition to his prison sentence, Nader was ordered to pay a fine of $25,000, and $150,000 in restitution to a minor victim.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and James A. Dawson, Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Division, FBI Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay V. Prabhu prosecuted the case. Additional assistance was provided by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa L. Chong, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Young, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Fong.

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 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, composed of FBI agents and local, state, and federal partners.

The United States Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of New York, the District of Columbia, and the Northern District of California provided valuable assistance to the investigation, as did the Czech National Police, the Pacific Grove Police Department in California, and the FBI’s San Francisco and New York Field Offices.

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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:19-cr-201.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Public Affairs joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated June 26, 2020