4 L.A. Area Men Face Horrific Federal Charges Of Child Sexual Exploitation
Four Southern California men, including some from Long Beach and Hollywood, are facing federal charges of child sexual exploitation alleging the victimization of minors, officials announced Tuesday. In cases filed in Los Angeles in recent weeks, the defendants were accused of exploiting children in person and on the Internet. "Protecting our children from sexual exploitation is some of the most important work my office does,'' U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada said in a statement. "For years, we have vigorously prosecuted child sexual predators, and we have only increased those efforts in recent times. To those who would seek to victimize our youth, let me be clear: We will use every tool in our arsenal to bring you to justice and thereby stop you from causing further irreparable harm to others.'' The defendants facing charges in Los Angeles federal court are: Ivan Lozano, 36, of Long Beach, Dustan David Sheehan, 45, of Hollywood, Nathan Kicyla, 39, of Van Nuys, and Ian Nathanial Johnson, 36, of Santa Clarita.