Burke Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

logoJason Laposay, 40, of Burke, Va., was sentenced to 360 months in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography by filming someone under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit activity.

Laposay pled guilty on June 29, 2012, to producing child pornography. According to court records, Laposay was identified after an individual contacted the Fairfax County Child Abuse hotline claiming that Laposay was sexually abusing a minor. A forensic interview of the minor victim by Fairfax County Child Protective Services found that for more than two years Laposay sexually abused the minor victim once a week.  He also used a sexual toy on the minor victim and showed her images of child pornography.

Fairfax County police executed a search warrant on Laposay’s residence on Jan. 25, 2012, and recovered six video files produced by Laposay using an iPhone that depicted the minor victim engaging in sexual activity with him.  Law enforcement also recovered more than 3,000 images of child pornography from Laposay’s residence.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Debra Evans Smith, Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Lt. Colonel James A. Morris, Acting Fairfax County Chief of Police,made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.

The investigation was conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department and FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation Task Force.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Maureen C. Cain is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

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