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Case Number: 3:19-cr-00554-MMC
Judge: Maxine M. Chesney
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: San Francisco, California criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged for sex trafficking of a minor and for possession of child pornography.
Kealeon Shakur Dyer-Hogan was convicted of sex trafficking of a minor and for possession of child pornography.
On July 13, 2021, a federal jury convicted Dyer-Hogan, 23, of Richmond, California, for the possession of child pornography. Trial evidence revealed that Dyer-Hogan befriended a 16 year old high school sophomore and began to pick her up after her school day in his SUV. One day the 16 year old girl entered Dyer-Hogan’s vehicle after school and saw a minor boy who she did not know sitting in the back. Dyer-Hogan instructed her to get in the back, and once in the back, the boy pulled down his pants. Dyer-Hogan filmed the incident on his cell phone, ignoring the 16 year old girl’s request to stop recording. Later that day Dyer-Hogan asked the 16 year old girl to work for him as a prostitute, which she rejected. The 16 year old eventually found one of the videos, which Dyer-Hogan had assured her were deleted, posted on social media. After Dyer-Hogan’s arrest, police found on his phone five of his video clips depicting sexual activity involving minors.
The jury convicted Dyer-Hogan of possessing child pornography. After his conviction, he was allowed to remain out of custody while awaiting further court proceedings.
On July 22, 2021 – nine days after the jury convicted Dyer-Hogan and while he was awaiting further court proceedings – Dyer-Hogan was arrested again. This time police found a 15 year old girl in his car. The government charged Dyer-Hogan with sex trafficking of the 15 year old minor, and he pleaded guilty to the charge on October 20, 2021. Among other admissions in his plea agreement, Dyer-Hogan admitted that for the three weeks prior to his July 22nd arrest – a time when he was in court during the day on trial for the above child pornography charges – he transported the 15 year old girl to and from an Oakland location where prostitution is commonplace.
In a memorandum filed for sentencing, the government described that the investigation of Dyer-Hogan revealed he had three females working for him as commercial sex workers. At least two of the females were minors. Dyer-Hogan was a controlling, violent, and manipulative pimp, according to the sentencing memo.
In addition to imposing a 120 month prison term, United States District Judge Maxine M. Chesney sentenced Dyer-Hogan to a five year term of supervision upon his release from prison, ordered him to pay $5,000 in restitution, and ordered Dyer-Hogan to stay away from and have no contact with the victims of his crimes.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leif Dautch and Mari Overbeck prosecuted the cases with the assistance of Mark DiCenzo. The prosecution is the result of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Richmond Police Department, and the Oakland Police Department.
18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B) Possession of Child Pornography)
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 120 months in custody, 5 years supervised release (both terms to run concurrent with sentence imposed in case CR-21-0396); $100 special assessment; $3000 restitution (see judgment for additional conditions).