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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Michael Louis McCarron Sentenced to Federal Prison for Attempted Enticement and Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor

          Hagatña, Guam - SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant MICHAEL LOUIS MCCARRON, age 34, from Washington, was sentenced in the District Court of Guam to 120 months imprisonment.  On October 31, 2019, a federal jury found McCarron guilty of Attempted Enticement of a Minor, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b), and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1470.  The Court also ordered five years of supervised release following McCarron’s term of imprisonment and the payment of a mandatory $200.00 special assessment fee.  Conditions of supervised release include that McCarron has no contact with minors and to register with the Sex Offender Registry in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works, or attends school.

          Between October 31, 2017, and November 30, 2017, McCarron attempted to persuade, induce, and entice a person he believed was a 13-year-old female to engage in sexual intercourse.  McCarron committed these acts through the use of the Internet and by attempting to make actual contact with the alleged minor.  The investigation determined that he also transferred 12 images and one video, which depicted his genitals, to this same alleged female minor. 

          U.S. Attorney Anderson states, “Our communities deserve protection from those who seek to prey on children.  McCarron engaged in a shocking pattern conduct.  Fortunately, no child was actually harmed during the course of the investigation.  I applaud the continuing efforts of our federal law enforcement partners and the Marianas Child Exploitation Task Force.  The public can expect the aggressive prosecution of child predators under the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative.  Unfortunately, victims of child pornography suffer for many years from the trauma of abuse and the repeated distribution of depictions of the crime. I applaud the hard work of our federal law enforcement partners in bringing this defendant to justice.”

          Defendants who have been convicted of sexual offenses, under federal and local laws, have a duty to register with the Sex Offender Registry in their jurisdiction and keep their registration current.  Sex offenders who travel to Guam and reside on Guam must inform the Guam Sex Offender Registry where they reside, work, or attend school.  The Sex Offender Registry was created in order to protect the public, including victims, from further victimization and to keep the public informed of the whereabouts of sex offenders.  Guam’s Sex Offender Registry is accessible online at www.guamcourts.org (link is external).

          This case was part of the Project Safe Childhood (PSC) Initiative, a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Justice to aggressively prosecute people who engage in the sexual victimization of children, possess or receive child pornography, and fail to register as sex offenders.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

          The investigation was conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigations, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 602, and Naval Criminal Investigative Services with support from the Marianas Child Exploitation Task Force (MCETF).  The MCETF is a multi-agency federal and local law enforcement task force dedicated to conducting criminal investigations and prosecutions of sexual predators of children.  This case was prosecuted by Stephen F. Leon Guerrero, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Guam and Justin Collins, Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Carmela Rapadas 671-479-4121
Updated February 12, 2020