Chattanooga Man Sentenced To Prison On Child Enticement Charges

Monday, September 09, 2013

Jason Antti, who traveled to Georgia to have a sexual encounter with a fictitious 11-year-old and 14-year-old girl, has been sentenced on charges of child enticement.

“This office will continue to aggressively pursue individuals who seek to exploit young children,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “Engaging in sexual acts with children is a vile and violent act, and perpetrators will be held accountable for this reprehensible conduct.”

Mark F. Giuliano, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, stated, “The FBI’s various Child Exploitation Task Forces scattered throughout the country are designed to identify, investigate, and present for prosecution those individuals like Mr. Antti who choose to prey on our nation’s children. Mr. Antti, having been sentenced in federal court, will now have to answer for his predatory criminal conduct.”

According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges, and other information presented in court: In June 2012, a special agent with the FBI’s Northwest Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, working online and undercover, posted an ad on Craigslist. The agent posed as a stepfather looking for people interested in having sexual relations with his two young step-daughters. Antti responded to the ad. When Antti was told that the girls were only 11 and 14 years old, he replied that he had a fantasy to engage in sex acts with very young children. Antti then described in detail the sexual acts he intended to perform with the two young girls.

During subsequent online exchanges between the defendant and an undercover agent, Antti indicated that he would be traveling to Georgia from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He agreed to meet the undercover agent and both girls at the Econolodge in Chickamauga, Georgia. On the afternoon of June 8, 2012, Antti drove to the Econolodge in his gray BMW and was arrested. Agents recovered two boxes of condoms from his vehicle.

Antti, 41, of Chattanooga, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Robert L. Vining, Jr., to 15 years in prison today, followed by 15 years of supervised release. He was convicted of these charges on April 18, 2013, upon his plea of guilty. The defendant will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Rossville Police Department, the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant United States Attorney Suzette A. Smikle prosecuted the case.

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In February 2006, the Attorney General launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices around the country, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

For further information, contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.Pressemails@usdoj.gov or 404 581-6016. The internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is www.justice.gov/usao/gan.


Stokes Photo Book At Zarzours Daily This Week, Other Locations

The Stokes photo book of rare old Chattanooga pictures, which sold out the initial edition of 1,000 copies, will be available at Zarzours Restaurant on Rossville Ave. off Main Street behind Fire Hall #1 this coming week Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Chattanooga In Photos Around the Turn of the Century: The Remarkable Stokes Collection is also available at ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, JERRY QUINCY 727 E. 11TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37402 45 Chattanooga AGGRAVATED ROBBERY BATES, AMY LYNN 5924 PORTER DRIVE HARRISON, 37341 29 FAILURE TO APPEAR BELL, SHANE ANTHONY 175 HERITAGE HILLS CIR CLEVELAND, 373120000 19 VIOLATION OF PROBATION (THEFT UNDER 500) BOAS, ... (click for more)

A Letter To The NAACP

I believe when a "unarmed" man is evil, he will try to beat a police officer on his head in hopes to knock him out, in hopes to kill him. We saw the bruises on the officer's face.  This evil force tried to take his gun away from him , Proof was in the autopsy.  Why did Michael Brown  try to take his gun away from him? Exactly, to kill the officer.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last Day Of School

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared in the Chattanooga News-Free Press in the early 1980s and every year since then I have been asked repeatedly about it. It is easily the most famous story I have ever written – copies have been sent to me from numerous foreign countries -- and it may be the easiest story I ever wrote. All I did was write what the noted religious psychologist ... (click for more)

UTC Cagers Upset No.7 Stanford

"Defense kept us in the game and our fans are great!." UTC sophomore Moses Johnson after the 54-46 win.   The giant killer has done it again. Relying on hustle, determination, key 3-pointers and 10 made free throws down the stretch the Chattanooga Mocs defeated visiting No.7 Stanford women 54-46 Wednesday at McKenzie Arena. Playing before 2,128 cheering ... (click for more)

Vols Land 4-Star JUCO Running Back Alvin Kamara

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee football coach Butch Jones has signed junior college four-star running back Alvin Kamara, who is from Norcross, Ga., and originally signed with Alabama and then transferred to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. Information on Kamara: ALVIN KAMARA R-Sophomore • Running Back • 5-11 • 200 Norcross, Ga. • Norcross H.S./Alabama/Hutchinson ... (click for more)