A federal grand jury returned an indictment May 4 charging a Sterling man with receipt and possession of child pornography.
According to court records and allegations in the indictment, Anoushiravan Dadgar, 33, used a computer to receive photos and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Some of the videos Dadgar possessed depicted minors who appeared to be less than 10 years old and other prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office release.
Dadagar faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Patrick J. Lechleitner, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after the indictment was returned. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathaniel Smith III and Maya D. Song are prosecuting the case.