West Sacramento man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

September 14, 2018 |  

A man captured in an investigation led by the by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, resulted in a guilty plea for receipt of child pornography. 

Zaid Bader Jacob, 49, of West Sacramento, pleaded in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on Thursday, September 13 to receiving and sharing child pornography. 
Evidence produced in the investigation showed that between January and April 2015, Jacob used a computer to receive files depicting child pornography. Jacob was identified by law enforcement after they identified an IP address at Jacob’s residence that was making child pornography available over the internet via a peer-to-peer file sharing program.
This case is the product of an investigation with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shelley D. Weger is prosecuting the case.
Jacob is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley on November 29, 2018, and faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 


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