Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that NARENDRA TULSIRAM was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 25 years in prison for sexually exploiting a child, as well as transporting and possessing images of child pornography. TULSIRAM pled guilty in April 2013. He was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “For five years, Narendra Tulsiram preyed on his minor victim – sexually abusing and extorting her. Today’s sentence ensures Tulsiram will pay for the innocence he stole and be prevented from harming others.”
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From 2006 through September 2011, TULSIRAM sexually abused a minor (the “Victim”). The abuse began when the Victim was 13 years old. From 2008 through September 2011, TULSIRAM took sexually explicit photographs of his abuse of the Victim. In November 2011, after the Victim resisted TULSIRAM’s requests for additional sexual encounters, he used his e-mail account to send sexually explicit photographs of the Victim to the Victim’s e-mail account. In those e-mails, TULSIRAM threatened to send the sexually explicit photographs of the Victim to others, including her family, in an effort to get her to accede to his demands.
Following TULSIRAM=s arrest, search warrants were executed for TULSIRAM’s cell phone and e-mail account. Forensic analysis of TULSIRAM’s cell phone recovered photographs depicting the Victim, and in some instances, the Victim and TULSIRAM, engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Forensic analysis also recovered from TULSIRAM’s cell phone the threatening e-mails sent from TULSIRAM=s e-mail account to the Victim attaching the sexually explicit photographs of the Victim.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Oetken sentenced TULSIRAM, 50, to a lifetime of supervised release. He must also register as a sex offender.
Mr. Bharara praised the investigative work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the New York City Police Department.
This case is being handled by the Office=s General Crimes Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Kristy J. Greenberg, Rahul Mukhi, and Adam Fee are in charge of the prosecution.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.