An Alexandria man was sentenced June 28 to 10 years in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and transferring obscene matter to a minor.

According to court documents, Seitu Sulayman Kokayi, 30, was a content developer at the University of Maryland University College campus and a Quran instructor at a mosque in Washington, D.C. from 2009 until his arrest in August 2018. The victim was 15 years of age and was a student of Kokayi until the time of his arrest. Over a three week period in August 2018, Kokayi and the victim communicated by phone on 256 occasions for over 32 hours. They also had 43 FaceTime sessions. Kokayi engaged the minor victim in sexually explicit conversations, proceeding to entice the child to disrobe and engage in sexual acts over FaceTime. Kokayi also exposed himself to the victim, masturbating on FaceTime with the victim on multiple occasions. Also according to court records, Kokayi promoted support for the Islamic State and other violent activity by sending videos and other jihadist propaganda to his students, family members and friends.

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