New Jersey Resident Indicted for Commiting Sex Crimes Involving Minor
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 25, 2013|
Louay Shaman, 30, of Cliffside Heights, New Jersey, was charged by indictment, unsealed today, with one count of enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity on March 3, 2012, and with one count of transporting a minor interstate on March 4, 2012, with the intent that the minor engage in illegal sexual activity, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Shaman was arrested today and appeared in court.
If convicted of all charges, Shaman faces mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison with a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment, a maximum period of supervised release of life with a mandatory minimum of five years of supervised release, a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Albert S. Glenn and Karen Fox.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.