BOSTON – A Bronx, New York man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston today on charges of inducing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography and traveling with the intent to commit unlawful conduct. the minor victim.
Markel Green, 25, was charged with sexual exploitation of minors and traveling to engage in unlawful conduct. Green is currently in state custody on the related charges and will appear in federal court in Boston at a later date.
According to charging documents, Green persuaded, enticed and coerced a 13-year-old minor to engage in sexual behavior in order to produce child pornography. In addition, it is alleged that on or about February 14, 2022, Green traveled in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in unlawful sexual conduct with a minor victim.
The child sexual exploitation charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, at least five years and up to life in supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. The charge of traveling with the intent to engage in unlawful conduct carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to life in supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes governing sentencing in criminal cases.
Members of the public with questions, concerns or information about this case should call 617-748-3274.
This was announced today by United States Attorney Rachel S. Rollins and FBI Boston Division Special Agent Joseph R. Valuable assistance was rendered by the police departments of Arlington, Massachusetts, and New York; Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office. Assistant US Attorney Luke A.
This case was filed as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse that began in 2006. by the Department of Justice in May. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Division, Project Safe Childhood mobilizes federal, state and local resources to find, arrest, and prosecute child abusers, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt.