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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Silver Spring Man Sentenced To 150 Months For Providing A Minor With Heroin And Then Filming Her Engage In Sexual Activity

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Robert Chin, 66, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was sentenced today to 150months in prison and a $7,000 fine, followed by a five year term of supervised release, for distributing heroin and oxycodone to numerous young women, including one minor with whom he exchanged narcotics for sex acts.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Stephen M. Hudson, Chief of the Prince William County Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge T.S. Ellis, III.

            Chinpleaded guilty to enticement of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422(b) and distribution of heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 846 on January 4, 2013.

According to court documents, between 2008 and 2012, Chin distributed heroin and oxycodone to eight or more women, including a minor.  In exchange for the narcotics, Chin either had these women engage in sex acts with him or in his presence.  On one occasion in 2008, Chin rented a hotel room in Woodbridge, Virginia, and provided the minor with heroin.  He then attempted to have sexual intercourse with her.  On another occasion in June of 2012, Chin rented a hotel room in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he provided heroin and oxycodone to the same minor.  After providing the minor with narcotics, Chin filmed her as she engaged in sexual activity with three adults. 

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Prince William County / Manassas City / Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Matt J. Gardner prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on
Updated March 18, 2015