Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New York Man Sentenced to Over 16 Years in Prison in Sextortion Case

A man who solicited sexually explicit photos and videos from a minor and distributed them on the Internet was sentenced to 200 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity. 

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss of the District of Delaware made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware.

Justin R. Gulisano aka Emma Alexander Gulisano, 26, of Newark, New York, was charged on March 10, 2016, and pleaded guilty on Sept. 28, 2017.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, Gulisano met the victim online when the victim was 15 years old. Gulisano began requesting and received sexually explicit images and videos from the victim. Gulisano posted the sexually explicit videos of the victim on a pornography website where they were downloaded, posted, and reposted by other viewers to additional pornographic websites.  Eventually, the victim refused to make and send additional images and videos.  Mr. Gulisano responded by threatening the victim on more than one occasion.  He threatened to post the victim’s images and videos on the Internet again, he threatened to share the images and videos with the victim’s brother, and he threatened the victim’s life.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigated the case.

Local Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography

DAYTON – A federal grand jury has charged Travis E. Walker, 35, of Miami Township, Ohio, with producing, distributing and possessing child pornography in a six-count indictment returned here.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer and Miami Township Police Chief Ronald L. Hess announced the charges.

According to the indictment, beginning in at least January 2018 and continuing through May 7, 2018, Walker allegedly sexually abused a minor in order to create child pornography. He is also charged with distributing and possessing child pornography.

Producing child pornography is punishable by 15 to 30 years in prison. Distributing child pornography carries a potential sentence of five to 20 years in prison. Possessing child pornography is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the FBI, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office RANGE Task Force and Miami Township Police, as well as Assistant United States Attorney SaMee Harden, who is prosecuting the case.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Reward Offered in Missing Person Case

FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Sean L. Kaul announced today that the FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the disappearance of Jonathan Fraser.

Jonathan Fraser, age 23, was last seen on July 30, 2016, at his Hawaii Kai apartment located at 6233 Keokea Place in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fraser was reported missing on July 31, 2016, by family and friends. On August 8, 2016, investigators discovered Fraser’s vehicle, a 1994 gray, two-door Honda hatchback bearing Hawaii license plate SXC021, parked near the intersection of Summer Street and Kuliouou Road in Hawaii Kai. There have been no reported sightings of or contacts by Fraser since his disappearance.

Fraser is described as follows:

    Race: Caucasian
    Sex: Male
    Age: 23
    Height: 5’7”
    Weight: 150 pounds
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Brown, wavy, shoulder length
    Misc: Scars under left eye, nose, and chin

Individuals with information concerning the disappearance of Jonathan Fraser should immediately contact the FBI Honolulu Office at (808) 566-4300.