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U. S. Citizen Detained On Charges For Traveling To Foreign Country And Engaging In Illicit Sexual Conduct With A Minor While There

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal grand jury indicted Douglas Peacock for traveling to a foreign country and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Spradlin.  Peacock was detained in the Southern District of Florida this morning by the Honorable Barry L. Garber after being arrested on the charge in Miami on November 10, 2017.  

According to the indictment, Peacock, 43, of Foster City, traveled from the United States to Jamaica on or about June 19, 2017, and thereafter engaged in illicit sexual conduct with a minor who was, at the time, under 12 years of age.  Specifically, Peacock, while in the pool of a family-friendly resort in Jamaica, molested a six-year-old US citizen minor victim.  Peacock is charged with one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c).  

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed, and all defendants, including Peacock, are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum statutory sentence of 30 years.  He is being returned to San Francisco and will appear before the Honorable Charles R. Breyer at that time.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shiao Lee.  The case was investigated by HSI.

Updated December 21, 2017

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