Long Island Man Charged With Sexually Exploiting Girl

A 28-year-old Long Island man was arrested for allegedly coercing a girl into engaging in sexual acts with the suspect, who also had her send him pornographic images of herself, authorities said.

Hassan Khan was charged Thursday at Manhattan federal court with coercing and enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, sexual exploitation of a child, sexual exploitation of a minor outside of the United States and receipt of child pornography.

“As this terrifying ordeal comes to an end, the nightmare continues for the victim and her family,” said Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI’s New York office. “Innocence, once stolen, is not easily restored.”

Federal prosecutors and the FBI said that Kahn met the victim online in 2007 when she was 11, when he began grooming her to perform the alleged acts later.

If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison. The investigation is continuing. The FBI asks anyone with information on this case to call them at 212-384-1000.