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Source: US State of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jason Solomon, 44, of Stockton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to nine years in prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, in July 2016, Solomon used social media to send images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct to a then-15-year-old girl. Law enforcement later became aware of Solomon’s sexually explicit chats with the 15-year-old victim. In January 2018, federal agents found Solomon possessing additional images of child pornography, some of which depict the sexual molestation of infants.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian A. Fogerty prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet safety education.

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