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Former DOJ Attorney Sentenced for Trying to Seduce Minor for Sex

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Karl Gellert, a former attorney of the U.S. Department of Justice was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Nashville for trying to seduce a minor to engage in sexual activity. Karl was sentenced on June 21 to 10 years in prison, will be registered as a sex offender and will have to undergo sex offender treatment. Gellert had worked as an attorney for the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, through 2009.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office in Nashville, from April 2012, Gellert came in touch online with an undercover agent who posed as an 11-year-old girl. He corresponded for over two months and during that time he discussed his family, his relationships, sex, and chess with the person he assumed to be a minor girl.


During the course of the correspondence, Gellert also gave instructions to the assumed minor about how to perform sexual acts and sent photos of himself in the course of performing sex, and also sent other explicit content.

Eventually, he proposed the girl and started correspondence with someone posing as the girl's mother, but who in actuality was the same agent. Then online, and with creating documented proof, the smart attorney instructed the assumed mother of the girl on how to prepare her daughter to have sex with Gellert.

In a press release commenting on the matter, U.S. Attorney David Rivera said, "The U.S. Attorney's office is committed to protecting our children who are powerless from protecting themselves from sexual predators … No one is above the law and no one gets a pass."


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