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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 23, 2016

Stafford Man Sentenced for Attempting to Arrange Sex with 10 Year-Old

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Justin Frank Clark, 28, formerly of Stafford, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for attempting to coerce and entice a minor.  Clark was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and ordered to register as a sex offender upon release from prison.

Clark pleaded guilty on June 29. According to court documents, from April through May, Clark began communicating with an undercover agent who was purportedly advertising a 10-year-old girl for sex. Through a series of emails and messages, Clark arranged to travel from Stafford to Washington, D.C., to have sex with the minor. While arranging the meeting, Clark also sent multiple videos containing child pornography to the undercover agent.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and David P. Decatur, Stafford County Sheriff, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton. Assistant U.S. Attorney Whitney Dougherty Russell prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:16-cr-157.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 23, 2016