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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 27, 2016

Long Island Doctor Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that HASSAN KHAN, a Long Island medical doctor, was sentenced on Friday, June 24, 2016, to 17 years in prison for sexual exploitation and enticement of a minor.  In January 2016, KHAN pled guilty before United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff to one count of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.  Judge Rakoff imposed Friday’s sentence.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said:  “The 17-year sentence imposed on Hassan Khan is a measure of his appalling crime.  We will continue to use every resource available to investigate and prosecute those who sexually exploit children.”

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in related court proceedings:

Starting in 2007, KHAN began to communicate online with a then 11-year-old girl (the “Victim”). Between 2007 and 2013, KHAN, who was aware of the age of the Victim, coerced and enticed her to engage in illegal sexual activity.  KHAN engaged in sexual acts with the minor Victim and traveled abroad to do so.  KHAN further coerced and enticed the Victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct via live video chats. 

At the time of his arrest, on September 3, 2015, KHAN was working as a medical doctor.

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In addition to the 17-year prison term, KHAN, 28, of Mineola, New York, was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release.

Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Alex Rossmiller is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
16-174
Updated June 27, 2016