Islamic Teacher Nets 10 Years for Seeking Sex With Teen Student

A man suspected of interest in planning Islamic terrorist attacks was convicted of sending pornographic images to a 15-year-old girl, and of trying to coerce her to respond in kind. Seitu Kokayi, 30, taught the girl at an Islamic school in Washington D.C. since she was 6 or 7. (Police photo)

The Washington Post – A local Islamic schoolteacher who cultivated sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student will go to prison for 10 years.

Seitu Sulayman Kokayi, 30, was convicted in Alexandria federal court earlier this year of sending pornographic images to the girl and trying to persuade her to respond in kind. “Your case is an unusual one,” Judge Leonie M. Brinkema told Kokayi.

“You had an absolutely improper infatuation with this child, and you acted inappropriately on it,” she said, but, “it’s not the typical pornography case.” Federal guidelines calling for a life sentence were “way out of proportion” for the conduct, she concluded.

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