Akshay Rajshekar (corutesy: Washington Examiner)
(WUSA9) -- University of Maryland freshman student Akshay Rajshekar was ordered held without bond on Tuesday after allegedly arranging to try to have sex with someone he thought was a 12-year-old girl, say authorities. Rajshekar was already waiting to go to trial for child pornography charges in a separate case, according to reports.
Rajshekar allegedly responded to a Craigslist advertisement posted by a FBI/MPD Child Exploitation Task Force in the Casual Encounters section on March 18 that read, "No limit perv dad here looking for other taboo dads in the area. Discreet only. Put perv in the header so I know you're real," according to a charging papers filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Authorities say Rajshekar exchanged several email messages with an undercover officer, revealing that he liked "young" girls between the ages of "0-12." According to charging papers, he continued his conversation on Yahoo Messenger revealing that he had wanted to meet other "pedos" online and that he went to school at the university. Rajshekar also reportedly sent the undercover police officer an image of child pornography after the officer sent an image of a fake child.
According to the papers, the undercover cop told Rajshekar that he had a 12-year-old daughter named "Christy" and that he could "talk Christy up to you..." Rajshekar allegedly responded "that would to be awesome [to be hands on with the 12-year-old]." Then, Rajshekar started making plans to try to have sex with the child, according to documents. Later, Rajshekar asked for more photos of the daughter, according to the charging document, and also told the undercover cop about another guy he had met on Craigslist who may also have similar interests.
On March 19, Rajshekar reportedly made plans to meet up with the undercover police officer near a Metro stop. At some point, the two started discussing child pornography again and Rajshekar allegedly promised to bring his hard drive to their meeting, and repeatedly asked for child pornography. According to the charging documents, Rajshekar sent the undercover police officer approximately six images of child pornography including five of prepubescent children exposing their genitals during their conversations. Rajshekar also provided his cell phone number for text messaging, according to documents.
On March 20, the two talked again and Rajshekar discussed having a threesome, according to papers. Then the following day, he reportedly admitted to masterbating while looking at a website where pedophiles congregate.
According to documents, Rajshekar went to meet with the undercover cop at their set location in D.C. According to papers, Rajshekar was arrested while getting up from his seat. He reportedly had a backpack with a box of condoms and laptop computer inside.
Rajshekar has a court hearing set for April 4.