Score:   1
Docket Number:   D-CT  3:18-cr-00335
Case Name:   USA v. Gotti
  Press Releases:
John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LUQMAN GOTTI, formerly known as Timothy Pennington, 37, of Manchester, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to a child pornography offense.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in June 2017, Gotti and a 13-year-old boy were communicating through the Kik messaging application.  After the boy informed Gotti that he was 14 years old, Gotti asked the boy for pictures and sent the boy a sexually explicit image of himself, intending that the boy send Gotti a sexually explicit picture in return.  The boy then sent sexually explicit pictures of himself to Gotti.  Later in the conversation, Gotti told the boy “I already went to jail over a 14 year old not trying to go through that again.”  Gotti then asked the boy for more sexually explicit pictures.  In response, the boy sent GOTTI another sexually explicit photograph and video of himself.

Gotti pleaded guilty to one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.  However, based on Gotti’s prior felony conviction in the state of Connecticut for second degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, the government’s position is that Gotti faces enhanced penalties of a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Gotti’s name in 2000, when he sustained the sexual assault conviction, was Timothy Pennington.  Gotti legally changed his name from Timothy Pennington.

Gotti was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on April 25, 2018.  He has been in state custody on related charges since November 14, 2017.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Neeraj N. Patel and Pilar Gonzalez

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LUQMAN GOTTI, formerly known as Timothy Pennington, 37, of Manchester, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with receiving and soliciting child pornography.

GOTTI appeared this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford.  GOTTI has been in state custody since November 13, 2017, when he was arrested on related state charges.

According to the criminal complaint, on June 14, 2017, GOTTI and a 13-year-old boy were communicating through the Kik messaging application after GOTTI responded to an ad the boy had posted on Craigslist.  After the boy informed GOTTI that he was 14 years old, GOTTI asked the boy for pictures and sent the boy a sexually explicit image.  In return, the boy sent sexually explicit pictures himself to GOTTI.  Later in the conversation, GOTTI told the boy “I already went to jail over a 14 year old not trying to go through that again.”  GOTTI then asked the boy for more sexually explicit pictures.  In response, the boy sent GOTTI another sexually explicit photograph and video of himself.

The complaint further alleges that GOTTI has a prior felony conviction under the name Timothy Pennington in the state of Connecticut for second degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.  According to the complaint, GOTTI legally changed his name from Timothy Pennington.

If convicted, GOTTI faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years, and a fine of up to $250,000.  The penalties in this matter are enhanced based on GOTTI’s criminal history.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj N. Patel.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

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Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
Magistrate Docket Number:   D-CT  3:18-mj-00655
Case Name:   USA v. Gotti
  Press Releases:
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that LUQMAN GOTTI, formerly known as Timothy Pennington, 37, of Manchester, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with receiving and soliciting child pornography.

GOTTI appeared this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford.  GOTTI has been in state custody since November 13, 2017, when he was arrested on related state charges.

According to the criminal complaint, on June 14, 2017, GOTTI and a 13-year-old boy were communicating through the Kik messaging application after GOTTI responded to an ad the boy had posted on Craigslist.  After the boy informed GOTTI that he was 14 years old, GOTTI asked the boy for pictures and sent the boy a sexually explicit image.  In return, the boy sent sexually explicit pictures himself to GOTTI.  Later in the conversation, GOTTI told the boy “I already went to jail over a 14 year old not trying to go through that again.”  GOTTI then asked the boy for more sexually explicit pictures.  In response, the boy sent GOTTI another sexually explicit photograph and video of himself.

The complaint further alleges that GOTTI has a prior felony conviction under the name Timothy Pennington in the state of Connecticut for second degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.  According to the complaint, GOTTI legally changed his name from Timothy Pennington.

If convicted, GOTTI faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years, and a fine of up to $250,000.  The penalties in this matter are enhanced based on GOTTI’s criminal history.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj N. Patel.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

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Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a magistrate case
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Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
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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
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Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
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Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
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Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

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Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
Date of Announcement: Apr 25, 2018
Arrest Start Date: Nov 13, 2017
Arrest End Date: November 13, 2017
Photo: N
Arrested: 1
Rescued: Unknown
Country: US
State: CT
Arresting Agencies Involved: 2
Comments: Project Safe Childhood-CP related charges
Additional data courtesy @ArrestAnon 👼  
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