Spokane man sentenced to 12 years for sexual exploitation of a child

SPOKANE, Wash. — A U.S. district judge sentenced 22-year-old Fainyan Kain James Kimmerly to 12 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to court documents, Kimmerly persuaded a 13-year-old to produce sexual images for him on Facebook Messenger in the summer of 2019.

District Judge Thomas O. Rice also ordered Kimmerly to serve the remainder of his life on federal supervision after he is released from prison. Kimmerly pleaded guilty earlier this year.

Court documents say Kimmerly engaged in a dominant-submissive sexual relationship with the minor on Facebook Messenger. Kimmerly specifically requested that the minor take sexually explicit images of their own body and send the images to him.

Kimmerly was also convicted of first-degree child molestation in 2010. Kimmerly was a registered sex offender when charged in the federal case.

“Children must be safe from sexual predators, particularly those who have offended before,” said U.S. Attorney Vanessa Waldref. “I commend the victim on having the strength to come forward and shine a light on Mr. Kimmerly’s misconduct.  Protecting children from harm, especially sexual exploitation online and in real life, is critical to building a safe and strong Eastern Washington community.”

This case was investigated by the Spokane Resident Office of the FBI with assistance from the Spokane Police Department.

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