Defendant Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

A defendant has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse on Oct. 13.

The defendant, 28-year-old Mohammad Amini was initially charged with first-degree child sex abuse. He pleaded down to fourth-degree sex abuse as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

According to the proffer of facts, Amini met the victim on Omegle, a website that allows users to anonymously chat with other people without registering for an account, in December 2019. They took their conversation to Snapchat, where they agreed to meet at the victim’s house to engage in sexual activity. The sexual abuse happened that same day.

The defendant was identified based on his Snapchat profile, and the victim identified the defendant in a photo array.

Defense attorney Madalyn Harvey asked for a later sentencing date so court documents can be translated for her client.

Judge Maria Demeo set a sentencing date for Jan. 14 and ordered the defendant to appear in person for the hearing.