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FBI Indicts Local Man on Child Pornography, Obstruction of Justice

Burke man charged with filming long-term sexual abuse of a minor.

Jason Laposay, 40, of Burke was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly making videos of his explicit sexual activity with an elementary-school-age girl and receiving thousands of images of child pornography. He was also accused of obstructing justice by destroying electronic evidence sought by law enforcement.

Laposay was indicted on:

  • One count of producing child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison; 
  • One count of receipt of child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison; 
  • Two counts of obstruction of justice, which each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

According to court records, Laposay was identified after an individual contacted the Fairfax County Child Abuse hotline claiming that Laposay was sexually abusing a minor.

A forensic interview of the minor victim by Fairfax County Child Protective Services alleged that for more than two years, Laposay sexually abused the minor victim once a week. He also allegedly used a sexual toy on the minor victim and showed her images of child pornography.

Fairfax County police executed a search warrant on Laposay’s residence on Jan. 25, and recovered from a laptop six video files created by an iPhone camera, that allegedly depicted the minor victim engaging in sexual activity with an adult male believed to be Laposay. Law enforcement also allegedly recovered more than 3,000 images of child pornography. Prior to his arrest, Laposay allegedly smashed a camera and got rid of his iPhone, preventing forensic analysis of both items.

The investigation was conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department and FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Special Assistant United States Attorney Maureen C. Cain is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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.

Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This information was obtained via a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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