Brooklyn Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Enticing a Minor to Engage in Criminal Sexual Conduct
NEWARK, NJ—A Brooklyn, New York, man was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for using the Internet to contact minors to get them to engage in criminal sexual conduct and for possessing images of child sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Alexander Nayda, 26, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to an information charging him with one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct and one count of possession of child pornography.
According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:
Nayda admitted at his plea hearing that between August 2013 and February 2014 he used the Internet to induce a 14-year-old girl to engage in criminal sexual conduct, including having intercourse with Nayda on multiple occasions and taking pictures of her genitals for him. Nayda also admitted to enticing seven or eight other underage girls located in several different states to have sexual intercourse with him. In at least one instance, the victim stated that Nayda refused to stop the sexual act when she objected to his advances. Nayda also admitted to using online chat applications to get multiple girls to self-produce images and videos of child sexual abuse to send to him. In one instance, Nayda chatted online with an individual whom he believed to be an 11-year-old girl. Nayda attempted, on multiple occasions, to meet with the 11-year-old for sexual contact. When the girl stated that she wasn’t allowed out after dark, Nayda responded, “How does 3:30 sound?” Nayda also asked many of his victims if they could introduce him to even younger children.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Hayden sentenced Nayda to lifetime supervised release. As part of his guilty plea, Nayda must forfeit the computers and computer accessories he used to commit the offense. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel in Newark, and the N.J. Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Alfonzo Walsman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Health Care and Government Fraud Unit.