MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Kenyen R. Brown, announced that Murali Krishna Aalabasavaraja Reddy, 30, of Mobile, was convicted of attempting to entice a teenage boy on the Internet.
On May 23, 2012, Reddy used a computer, a cellular telephone, and the internet to attempt to entice and persuade a fifteen-year old boy to engage in oral sex . The evidence at trial showed that Reddy, a pediatric resident, communicated with what he thought was the 15-year old boy via email and text messaging before arranging to meet the child at his apartment complex for oral sex that afternoon.
Reddy will be sentenced in January by Chief United States District Judge William Steele.
The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in custody and a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, and a fine of up to $250,000.
The Saraland Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation and presented the case for prosecution to the United States Attorney's Office.
Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Costello and Maria E. Murphy handled the trial of the case on behalf of the United States.
The trial for Giuseppe Pino LoPorto continues today in Baldwin County. LoPorto, now 80-years-old, faces several sex abuse charges against a child dating back to the early 90s.
FOX10 News has learned William "Eddie" Patrick, captain of Mobile's First police precinct, has been demoted following an internal investigation.
A man who bought a bicycle three weeks ago finds out it was originally stolen, according to the original owner who reported it missing in October.
If you were in the Foley area Thursday, you may have seen a helicopter, police and K-9 units. That’s because a store in Foley was robbed this morning at gunpoint. Eventually, the search was called off. The suspect is still on the loose.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
Skies are mostly clear and the breezy north wind is very noticeable this evening. Daytime highs were only in the mid 50’s today. We are expecting a light freeze tonight along and north of I-10. Lows will be near 32 degrees in Mobile. Upper 20’s are possible well inland.