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Wicomico County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Porn Charges

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Arkshay Rajashekar Arkshay Rajashekar

WASHINGTON- A Wicomico County man, who also faced child pornography charges in Salisbury, has pleaded guilty to federal charges to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and possession of child pornography.

Arkshay Rajashekar, 19, of Salisbury, entered the plea June 24 in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. 

Prosecutors said that on March 13, Rajashekar contacted an undercover officer with the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force through an ad on a social networking site and communicated through email and instant messaging.  Police said Rajashekar believed the undercover officer was the father of an underaged girl, and arranged a meeting to engage in sex acts with the child.

The Wicomico County State's Attorneys Office said Rajashekar also sent the officer six images of child pornography.

On March 25, Rajashekar traveled from College Park, Md., to Washington, D.C., to the meeting location and was arrested.

Rajashekar had a pending child pornography case in Wicomico County from 2012. One of the two child pornography counts in the plea agreement covers that case, and the Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County has agreed to dismiss the pending case.

Rajashekar's sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 9.  He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for one count of traveling interstate to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and a maximum of 10 years in prison for each of the two counts of possession of child pornography.  He could also pay financial penalties. 

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