Score:   1
Docket Number:   CD-CA  2:18-cr-00053
Case Name:   USA v. Barragan
  Press Releases:
          LOS ANGELES – An Aliso Viejo man was sentenced today to 180 months in federal prison for traveling to China to engage in illegal sexual activity with a 16-year-old boy who was under his care and supervision at the time.

          Ezequiel Christopher Barragan, 53, was sentenced by United States District Judge André Birotte Jr., who said that Barragan abused his positions of trust to gain access to victims.

          Barragan pleaded guilty in October 2018 to one count of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He previously taught middle school and high school students, coached youth baseball, and at one-time was a court-appointed mentor and foster parent for abused or neglected children.

          Barragan admitted in his plea agreement that in August 2009 he traveled from the United States to China with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. While in China, Barragan engaged in illicit and sexually explicit conduct with the 16-year-old victim. Barragan admitted he produced child pornography with the victim during this time.

          In his plea agreement, Barragan admitted that, on numerous occasions between 1998 and 2012, he traveled from the United States to foreign countries where he engaged in illicit sexual conduct with boys between the ages of 13 and 16 years old. He also admitted he often gave his victims food, cash and goods.

          This matter was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, which received substantial assistance from the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

          This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Damaris Diaz of the Violent and Organized Crime Section.

          LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury today named an Aliso Viejo man in an indictment that accuses him of traveling to China to engage in illegal sexual activity with a 16-year-old and taking sexually explicit photographs of the victim.

          Ezequiel Christopher Barragan, 51 – who previously was a Spanish teacher at Dana Hills High School, as well as a youth baseball coach – was charged today in a three-count indictment that accuses him of producing child pornography, traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign place.

          According to the indictment, Barragan traveled to China in August 2009, where he allegedly coerced a boy to engage in sexual conduct “for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.”

          The charge of producing child pornography carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years. The charges of international travel and engaging in illicit sexual activity each carry a statutory maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison.

          An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

          Barragan, who is currently serving a state prison sentence in an unrelated case, will be arraigned on the indictment in the coming weeks. The case against Barragan was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, which received substantial assistance from the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center and the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force.

          This case was indicted by Assistant United States Attorney Vanessa Baehr-Jones of the Violent and Organized Crime Section.

Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
Format: YYYY

Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
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Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
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Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
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Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
Format: N5

Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
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Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
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Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
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Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
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Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the third highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE3
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE3
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Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE3
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
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Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
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Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
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Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
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Description: The date upon which the case was closed
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Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
Format: N8

Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
Arrest Start Date: Feb 02, 2019
Photo: Y
Arrested: 1
Rescued: Unknown
Country: US
State: CA
Comments: CP production & related charges
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