LawFuel.com – 26 August, 2009 – PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, and JAMES T. HAYES, JR.,
the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the
Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (“ICE”), announced that LARRY WARREN, a/k/a
“[email protected],” pleaded guilty yesterday in Manhattan
federal court to using a computer and the Internet to attempt to
entice minors to engage in sexual activity in violation of New
York State laws.
According to the criminal Complaint, the Indictment to
which WARREN pleaded guilty, and statements made in court during
yesterday’s plea proceeding:
Beginning in November 2008, WARREN sent American Online
(“AOL”) instant messages to a detective with the New York Police
Department (“NYPD”) who was acting in an undercover capacity as a
mother of two daughters, ages thirteen and nine. On numerous
occasions up to February 2009, WARREN sent AOL instant messages
to the detective regarding WARREN’s interest in traveling to New
York to engage in sexual activity with the mother and two
daughters. On February 12, 2009, WARREN flew to New York from
Tennessee for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with the
mother and two daughters.
WARREN, 52, of Pinson, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to
Count One of an Indictment charging him with using a computer and
the Internet to attempt to entice one and more individuals who
had not attained the age of 18 years to engage in sexual activity
in violation of New York State laws. The charge carries a
maximum term of life in prison, a mandatory minimum term of 10
years in prison, and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Mr. BHARARA praised the investigative work of NYPD and
Assistant United States Attorney BRIAN A. JACOBS is in
charge of the prosecution.