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Indian-origin man in US jailed for life for sexually exploiting minor

NEW YORK: A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to life in prison for attractive a minor to interact in sexual conduct and 30 years' imprisonment for production of kid pornography.

Deepak Deshpande of California, who pleaded to blame in October last year, was sentenced by US District Judge Carlos Mendoza on Thursday.

According to court docket paperwork and evidence introduced throughout the sentencing listening to, Deshpande contacted the minor in Orlando through a web-based chat software in July 2017.

At that point, Deshpande posed as a modelling agent and persuaded the minor to send him nude photographs of herself.

In the months that adopted, Deshpande contacted the same minor, posing as two different individuals, and threatened to disseminate her nude photographs if she didn't continue generating further child pornography for him.

In September 2017, Deshpande travelled to Orlando in Florida from California to meet the minor in person for the primary time.

He brought her to an area resort and filmed himself sexually assaulting the victim more than one instances. Between September 2017 and April 2018, he repeated the same conduct throughout 4 further visits to Orlando.

In early May 2018, following an anonymous tip, the FBI started investigating Deshpande. An undercover FBI agent then started posing as the minor in communications with Deshpande.

As a result of the undercover investigation, Deshpande returned to Orlando and was arrested upon his arrival on the Orlando International Airport.

Following his arrest, Deshpande plotted to kidnap and murder the minor victim prematurely of his trial. He recruited a fellow inmate, whom he believed would soon be launched, to function a intermediary.

Deshpande gave the inmate names and call knowledge for those who may well be keen to carry out the kidnapping and murder and furnished non-public details regarding the victim and her family, together with her residence and agenda.

However, the FBI conducted an undercover investigation thwarting his efforts.

"This case is particularly noteworthy in the level of making plans conducted and depravity displayed by the offender.

"I wish to recognise the braveness of the victim who helped ensure this predator can not harm others and also encourage our community to remain vigilant on-line and file any suspicious process to regulation enforcement," Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Tampa Division Eric Sporre said.

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