By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News
SYRACUSE (NEW YORK) – Peter N. Allen (33) of East Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania was sentenced today for attempting to arrange a sexual encounter for a minor. He will serve 124 months imprisonment. The announcement was made today by Jodi Cohen, Acting Special Agent In Charge of the Albany Field Office of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Acting United States Attorney Antoinette Bacon.
In his previously entered guilty plea, Allen acknowledged that he had exchanged numerous sexually explicit messages online between February 2020 to May 2020 with an undercover officer, posing as an 11-year old girl to lure the child into having sex. Allen also admitted that he traveled from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020 to a New York fast-food restaurant parking lot to meet the child for sex.
Thomas J. McAvoy, a senior United States District Judge, sentenced Allen to a 15 year term of supervised freedom to begin immediately after his term of imprisonment. Allen will also be required to register as an sex offender after his release from prison.
Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case and prosecuted Michael D. Gadarian, Assistant U.S. attorney, as part of Project Safe Childhood. Project Safe Childhood was launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006. It is managed by the United States Attorneys Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity section (CEOS). Project Safe Childhood marshals federal and state resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who exploit children via the Internet. It also helps to rescue and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.
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