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Utah Man Who Coerced and Enticed Minors Across the United States via the Internet was Sentenced to 300 Months Imprisonment

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

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A Woods Cross, Utah man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor and attempted sexual exploitation via production of child pornography.

Landon Germaine, 34, was also placed on supervised release for life, in addition to his term of imprisonment.

According to court documents, Germain pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor.  He admitted to knowingly persuading, inducing, enticing and coercing the minor victims to engage in sexual activity for which any person could be charged with a criminal offense.  Germaine also pleaded guilty to attempted sexual exploitation via production of child pornography.  He admitted to knowingly persuading, inducing, enticing and coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce a visual depiction, and the images were produced using materials that had been mailed or shipped or transported in interstate commerce.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys' Carol Dain for the District of Utah and Carly Marshall for the Western District of Arkansas prosecuted this case along with Trial Attorney Kaylynn Foulon with the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.

The FBI investigated the cases in Utah and Arkansas.

Contact

Felicia Martinez
Public Affairs Specialist
Felicia.martinez@usdoj.gov
(385) 258-1490

Updated January 11, 2023

Topics
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Component
Release Number: 23-03