Brooklyn Man, Jacob Daskal Charged with Enticing a 15-Year-Old Girl to Travel to Engage in Sexual Activity
(STL.News) Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, a three-count indictment was unsealed charging Jacob Daskal with coercing a minor to engage in illicit sexual conduct, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and travelling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. Daskal was arrested today and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Peggy Kuo.
Seth D. DuCharme, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), announced the arrest and charges.
“As alleged, Daskal, who was almost 60 years old when these crimes were committed, exploited the vulnerability of a young teenager by grooming her for sex and enticing her into having sexual relations with him,” stated Acting United States Attorney DuCharme. “Protecting underage minors from flagrant sexual abuse and predators like the defendant will always be a high priority of this Office and the Department of Justice.” Mr. DuCharme expressed his grateful appreciation to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the New York City Police Department for their assistance with the case.