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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lilburn Man Sentenced To Over 10 Years For Attempted Online Enticement Of A Minor

AUGUSTA, GASarawin Nat Intakanok, 37, of Lilburn, Georgia, was sentenced last week by United States District Court Judge J. Randal Hall to 130 months in prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for the Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activity.  Intakanok will be required to register as a sex offender.  He pled guilty to that charge last week.

United States Attorney Edward Tarver said, “The online solicitation of minors for sexual purposes is deplorable, and the U. S. Attorney’s Office aggressively prosecutes individuals, like this defendant, who are involved in such predatory acts towards our children.  This defendant committed a serious crime for which this punishment is justified.”

Evidence presented during the guilty plea and sentencing hearings revealed that Intakanok responded to an ad on Craigslist, and exchanged emails with a person he believed to be the father of a 13-year-old girl.  After a month of communications, Intakanok, who had repeatedly expressed an interest in having sex with the 13-year-old, drove from Atlanta to Augusta to what he believed to be the girl’s residence.  He was immediately arrested by law enforcement officers.  When imposing the lengthy sentence, the Court cited to the egregious nature of Intakanok’s attempted sexual victimization of a minor and the need to deter not only Intakanok but others from engaging in such predatory conduct. 

This prosecution was the result of a joint investigation of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI’s Computer Crime Child Exploitation Task Force.  This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, which is a nationwide U. S. Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. 

Assistant United States Attorney Nancy Greenwood, Deputy Criminal Chief in the Augusta U. S. Attorney’s Branch Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.  For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.

Updated April 13, 2015