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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 9, 2018

Bloomingburg Man Pleads Guilty To Child Enticement

Cody Mann Enticed a 4-Year-Old Child to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Brian Michael, Special Agent in Charge of the Newark, New Jersey Field Office of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced that CODY MANN pled guilty to enticing a child to engage in illegal sexual activity.  MANN faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison.  MANN pled guilty today before United States District Judge Nelson S. Román.      

According to the Information and other documents filed in the case to which Mann pled, as well as statements made during the plea proceeding:

Between in or about 2014 and in or about 2016, MANN used a cellphone repeatedly to direct the parent of a four-year-old child to engage in illegal sexual activity with the child.  MANN further directed the parent to produce and send him images depicting child pornography featuring the child.  MANN received the child pornography on his cellphone.

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MANN, 23, of Bloomingburg, New York, pled guilty to one count of enticing a child to engage in illegal sexual activity.  MANN faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison. The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding work of HSI in this investigation.

This case is being handled by the Office’s White Plains Division.  Assistant United States Attorney Gillian Grossman is in charge of the prosecution.

Press Release Number: 
18-069
Updated March 9, 2018