Prince George’s County Man Sentenced to Over 23 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Jayron Khalil Foster, age 21, of Riverdale, Maryland, today to 282 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for production of child pornography. Judge Hazel also ordered that, upon his release from prison, Foster must register as a sex offender in the places where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Acting Special Agent in Charge Cardell T. Morant of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks.
According to Foster’s plea agreement, from at least August 2016 through January 2017, Foster engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a 7-year-old female, in order to produce images and videos documenting the abuse. In April 2017, Maryland State Police (MSP) began investigating tips that were sent to the MSP Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to possible child pornography. On April 25, 2017, investigators executed a search warrant at Foster’s residence and seized a hard drive. The hard drive contained numerous images and videos depicting Foster engaged in sexually explicit conduct with the minor victim, sometimes while the victim was sleeping, as well as other images of child pornography.
As part of his plea agreement on the federal charges, Foster pleaded guilty to one count of sex abuse of a minor in Prince George’s County Circuit Court and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 3, 2018. Foster’s federal and state prison sentences will be served concurrently.
Foster remains detained.
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 the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the "resources" tab on the left of the page.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended HSI, the Maryland State Police, the Prince George’s County Police Department, and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly O’Connell Hayes, who prosecuted the case.