Life Imprisonment To NRI For Sexually Exploiting A Girl
A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to life in prison for enticing a girl to engage in sexual conduct and 30 years' imprisonment for production of child pornography.
According to court documents and evidence presented during the sentencing hearing, Deshpande contacted the girl in Orlando through an online chat application in July 2017 posing as a modelling agent and persuaded the girl to send him nude images of herself, and threatened to disseminate her nude images if she did not continue producing additional child pornography for him.
In September 2017, Deshpande met the girl in person for the first time
In early May 2018, following an anonymous tip, the FBI began investigating Deshpande. An undercover FBI agent then began posing as the girl in communications with Deshpande, arresting him eventually.
This case is particularly noteworthy in the level of planning conducted and depravity displayed by the perpetrator.
Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Tampa Division Eric Sporre remarked that she would like to recognize the courage of the victim who helped make sure this predator cannot hurt others and also encourage our community to remain vigilant online and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.