OKLAHOMA CITY – AREJAE GANGOB MEDINA, 26, of Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to serve 292 months in federal prison for child sexual enticement, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
According to court documents, Medina met online a 13-year-old girl from the OKC metro area, the pair exchanged pornographic images of themselves, and Medina ultimately traveled cross-country to the OKC metro area, where he engaged in video-recorded sexual intercourse with the girl. The case came to light when the child’s father called the police on October 20, 2019, reporting that his daughter had snuck out of the home and met up with an unknown man.
Officers began a nighttime search and discovered an SUV with Pennsylvania plates parked on the side of a new-construction road. Inside, officers discovered Medina and the missing girl. A search of Medina’s cell phone revealed two videos of him and the girl engaging in sexual acts. Also on Medina’s phone were numerous pornographic images of the girl, which he had acquired before his trip to Oklahoma—as well as child pornography depicting other girls.
On November 19, 2019, a federal grand jury indicted Medina with child sexual enticement, child exploitation, and transportation of child pornography.
On February 4, 2020, Medina pleaded guilty to child sexual enticement before Judge Patrick R. Wyrick. Today, Judge Wyrick sentenced Medina to serve 292 months’ imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of Supervised Release.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Warr Acres Police Department, with cell phone forensic analysis assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale prosecuted the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Reference is made to court filings for further information. To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.