NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A sailor will serve seven years in prison for traveling from Newport News to Louisiana to have sex with a minor, and for receiving child pornography.
Court documents show 23-year-old Saleem Forbes had a 2-year-long online relationship with the girl.
Officials say he took leave from his Navy command and drove to meet her in March 2017.
During the investigation, NCIS determined he also had child pornography on his cell phone and laptop.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative from the Department of Justice created to fight the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.