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Date: 01-12-2022

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United States of America v. Christopher Lee Foster

Case Number: 2:21-cr-00095


Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Kanawha County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Charleston, West Virginia criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with attempting to enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Christopher Lee Foster, 36, of Oak Hill, previously pleaded guilty to the charge in September 2021.

According to the plea agreement, Foster admitted that in early March 2021 he initiated contact with a person via a messaging application. Believing this person to be a 13-year-old girl from New Jersey, Foster engaged in conversations over the next 2 months wherein he told the minor he wanted to meet her to engage in sexual activity. After learning that the girl was sexually inexperienced, Foster sent her pictures of his penis as well as numerous images and videos of pornography to teach her about sex. Foster also repeatedly pressured the minor to send him sexually explicit photographs of herself, even offering to pay her for such images. Foster further admitted that in approximately 2015 and 2016 he produced (or caused the production of) sexually explicit images of a different minor.

Following his release from prison, Foster will be required to serve a 20-year term of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the work of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald handled the prosecution.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 262 months, 20 years supervised release, $100 special assessment.

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