Easton Man Sentenced To 120 Months’ Imprisonment For Attempted Online Enticement Of A Minor
SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lorenz Quiambao, age 41, of Easton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 9, 2022, to 120 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a 10-year term of supervised release, by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for using the internet to attempt to entice a 12-year-old minor female to engage in prohibited sex acts.
According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, on September 25, 2020, during an on-line communication with a law enforcement officer posing as the mother of a minor female, Quiambao agreed to pay money to the mother in exchange for receiving oral sex from the minor and having other sexual contact with the minor and then traveled to a location in Tannersville, PA for the purpose of meeting the mother and minor and paying for sex. Quiambao was arrested on scene.
At sentencing, Judge Mariani also ordered Quiambao to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Philadelphia Division and its state and local law enforcement partners in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St. John prosecuted the case.
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 Attorneys' 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.usdoj.gov/psc.
The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is life imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
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