Former DOJ employee sentenced to 7 years in prison for attempting to have sex with a minor

Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 13:07:24-04

Former DOJ employee James Cicala, 55, of Columbia was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by 15 years of parole for traveling to have sex with a minor.

He was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

Last year, Cicala placed multiple ads in the Delaware, Maryland and District of Columbia editions of an online marketplace, looking for girls to engage in “daddy-daughter” relationships. 

On August 15, 2015, he was arrested when he arrived to meet an undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old girl named “Syndey."

Cicala is no longer employed by the agency.


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