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Press Release

Opa-locka man sentenced to 30 years in prison for online solicitation of two 15-year-old girls

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – On May 24, an Opa-locka man was sentenced in federal district court to 360 months’ imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for two counts of online solicitation of a minor to commit a sexual act.

As part of his guilty plea, Malik Hosea Atkinson, 25, also known online as “@jpmon8,” “@Mall9488673”and “unknown_value#5861,” admitted that in 2022 and 2023 he met two teenage girls online in a social networking application. Atkinson convinced the two young girls to meet him in person. To meet the first victim, he drove from Miami-Dade County to Palm Beach County to have sex with her multiple times in his white van. To meet the second victim, he drove to Broward County to have sex with her. Atkinson’s online account and phone revealed the sexual context of Atkinson’s communications with the two minor victims and confirmed that he had video recorded himself sexually exploiting them. The investigation also uncovered that Atkinson had communicated similarly online with other minor females. Atkinson also possessed other child sexual abuse material.

In sentencing Atkinson to 30 years’ incarceration, U.S. District Judge Robyn L. Rosenberg described the defendant’s crimes as “so severe, so egregious.”

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of the FBI, Miami Field Office, announced the guilty plea.

FBI Miami and West Palm Beach Resident Agency investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Schiller is prosecuting it. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Klco is handling forfeiture.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit or

You may find a copy of this press release (and any updates) on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 23-cr-80063.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated May 28, 2024

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