BURLINGTON — Deyquan Martin, 22, of Burlington, was sentenced to five years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release. Martin had pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, also referred to as child sexual abuse material (CSAM).
Court records revealed that in 2022, Martin met a 12-year-old minor through an online video game.
He posed as a 13-year-old and coerced the minor into sending him sexually explicit photos and videos of herself. Martin threatened the minor to obtain additional CSAM.
In another incident, Martin induced a 13-year-old minor met through a different online game to send him explicit photographs.
Law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security Investigations, Burlington Police Department, Vermont’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the New Jersey State Police, conducted a search warrant at Martin’s residence on September 22, 2022. T
hey discovered CSAM on Martin’s computer, leading to his arrest.
Further forensic analysis of seized electronic devices revealed additional CSAM.
United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the collaborative efforts of the law enforcement agencies involved in the case. Michael J. Krol, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New England, highlighted the increasing importance of vigilance in online safety for children.