26 May

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has arrested and charged a 43-year-old man with sex trafficking of a minor and child pornography. A grand jury sitting in federal court unsealed the indictment.

The indictment alleges that Bryan Lee Ragon was involved in the production of visual materials depicting the minor “engaging in sexually explicit conduct.” Mr. Ragon allegedly transported the minor across state lines – the Western District of North Carolina, Wisconsin, and elsewhere – to engage in illegal sexual activity sometime in December 2015. Mr. Ragon is also accused of allegedly receiving pornographic material involving children.

Mr. Ragon was charged with the following offenses:

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Ragon, if convicted, will face a prison sentence of 10 years to life in prison for the sex trafficking charge alone. If convicted on all charges, he could face 40 years to life in federal prison.

Offense Mandatory Minimum Sentence Maximum Sentence
Sex trafficking of a minor 10 years Life in prison
Production of child pornography 15 years 30 years
Transportation of a minor 10 years Life in prison
Receipt of child pornography 5 years 20 years

If you are charged with sex trafficking or child pornography, call to get a free consultation with the attorneys at Roberts Law Group.

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