Isaiah Lafoe, 25, from Lancaster, New Hampshire, has pleaded guilty to charges of receiving child pornography. This announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Albany Field Office.
Lafoe admitted to coercing a 13-year-old child from Troy, New York, to send him explicit images and videos via social media applications between September 30, 2020, and February 15, 2021. These materials, showing the child in sexually explicit conduct, were received on Lafoe’s phone.
Scheduled for sentencing on May 3, 2024, by United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino, Lafoe faces a minimum of 5 years and up to 20 years in prison. Additionally, he could be fined up to $250,000 and be subject to supervised release for 5 years to life. Post-release, Lafoe is mandated to register as a sex offender. The final sentence will be determined based on the specific statute violated, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.
This case was investigated by the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, including FBI Special Agents, and state and local police investigators, such as those from the New York State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping is prosecuting the case under Project Safe Childhood.
Initiated in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood focuses on the federal, state, and local collaboration to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children over the Internet, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, the public is directed to visit the Department of Justice’s website.
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