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C RIM IN A L C O M PLA IN T
1,thecomplainantin thiscase,statethatthefollowing istruetothebestofmy knowledge andbelief.
Onoraboutthedatets)of 2016 inthecountyof Rockingham inthr
Western Districtof Virginia(andHaiti) ,thedefendantts)violated:
CodeSection OfenseDescri
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tle 18U.S.C.j2423/) Engaging in illici
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Thiscriminalcolnplaintisbased on thesefacts:
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TamiJ.Ketcham,HSISpecialAgent
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Sworntobeforeme and signed in my presence.

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city and state: Harrisonburg,virginia Honorable JoelHoppe,Magistrate Judge


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IN TllE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR WESTERN DISTZ CTOrVIRGINIA
H ARRISON BURG D IV ISION
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JamesDanielAV AUGH U NDER SEA L

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M 'FIDAW T IN SUP/ORT OF CRIM INAL COM PLM NT AND ARREST W ARRANT


1,TamiKetcham,being first.duly sworn,hereby deposeand stateasfollows:

INTR OD UCTIO N AND AG ENT BA CK G RO UN D


Iam aSpecialAgentwiththeU.S.ImmigrationanbCustomsEnforcement,Homeland
Security lnvestigations,hereinafterSEH SI,''and have been since October2010. Iam currently

assigned to the H S1office in Harrisonburg,VA . Iam authorized to conductcrim inal


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investigations on behalfofH SI. 1haveparticipated in'the execution ofsubpoenasand search

warrants,and investigatd variousfederalviolations,including offensesinvolving the sexual

exploitation ofchildren,pursuantto Title 18 United StatesCode,Chapters 110 and 117. Iam a

graduate oftheFederalLaw Enforcem ntTraining Center'sCrim inallnvestigatorTraining

Program and have also received additionalHSIinvestigative training,som e ofw hich has been

related to conducting child exploitation investigations. lreceived a M astersofA rtsD egree in

Crim inology and a BachelorofA rtsD egree in Psychology and Sociology.

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2. The factsand inform ation contained in thisaffidavitare based upon m y personal

know ledge asw ellasthe observationsofotheragents/ofticersinvolved in thisinvestigation. A ll

observationsnotpersonally m ade by m e were relayed to m eby the individualsw ho m ade them

orw ere conveyed to m e by m y review ofreports,records,docum ents,and otherphysical

evidenceduringthecoursepfthisinvestigation. Thisaffidavitisintendedto show onlythat

there issuftk ientprobable cause.


forthe requested warrantand doesnotsetforth al1ofm y

knowledgeaboptthismattei.

3. Title18,United StatesCode,Section2423/)(cEngaginginillicitsexualconductin
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foreignplaces'')prohibitsa'UnitedStatescitizenoralienadmittedforpermanentresidencefrom
traveling in foreign com m erce,orresiding,eithertem porarily orperm anently,in a foreign

country,and engaging in any illicitsexualconductw ith anotherperson.

PR OBA BLE CAU SE

4. Thisinvestigation into Jam esD anielARBAU GH isbeing conducted by H SI

H anisonburg w ith assistance from H arrijonburg Police D epartmentand the United States

D epartm entofState.

5. On Septem ber 12,2017,Departm entofSocialServices,Child Protective Services

(DSS/CPS)receivedareportfrom ddW itness1,5'hereinafterW 1,''employedbyFamilyLife


Resource Center. A review ofthe D SS/CPS intake docum entreyealed ARBA U GH disclosed to

W 1 thathetouched thepenises ofchildren. Thedisclosure wasm adeto W 1on Septem ber 11,

2017 during a counseling session.The sexualincidentstook place in Haitiwhere ARBA UG H

hasbeen am issionary forapproxim ately 10 to 15 years. Law enforcem entspokew ith W 1w ho

contirm ed hisreportto D SS/CPS.


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6. HSlHarrisonburg receivd inform ation provided by the United S tesD epartm entof

StatethitconfinuedARBAUGH isaUnited Statescitizen,who wasissued apassportbearing

number443798667.
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7. On September21,2017,ARBAUGH voluntarilyrelinquishedhisPassportto HSJ,which

w assubsequently seized on October23,2017,asevidencepursuantto a search and seizure

warrant.A review ofthepassportconfirm ed thatA RBAU GH is a United Sh tes Citizen and the

PassportcontainsforeigncountryentrystampsforvariouscountriestoincludeHaitl,confirming
ARBAUGH traveledtoHaitibeginning in2008with thepassport.'
A review ofthepassport
stampsfrom Haitiwasconducted. The chartbelow liststhe legible entry stam psthatw ere

presentin thepassport.

D ate Status

28N OV 2008 EN TREE


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24 > 12009 ENTRES


11 AOU T 2009 EN TREE

24 FEV 2010 ENTREE

13SEP2010 ENTREE
26 OCT 2010 EN TREE

04 JAN 2011 EN TREE

22 FEV 2011 EN TREE

23 FEV 2012 EN TREE

29 SEP 2012 EN TREE

20 OCT 2012 EN TREE

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20OCT 2013 EKTREE
29 DEC 2013 EN TREE

25 FEV 2014 EN TREE

23 M A12014 EN TREE

10 SEP 2014 EN TREE

26 FEV 2015 ENTREE

05 SEP 2015 EN TREE


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01JAN 2016 EN TREE

25 FEV 2016 EN TREE

B. On October4,2017,H S1obtained certified recordsfrom U nited StatesCustom s and

BorderProtection(CBP)whichconsistedofaperson-crossinghistoryforARBAUGH forthe
period ofJanuary 1,2008 through Septem ber29,2017. In theperson-crossing history records,

the statusoftlon board''indicatesthatARBA UGH was cohfirm ed to be on a tlight. The statusof

dnoton board''indicatesthatARBA UGH wasnotconfirm ed to be on a flight. Thisinform ation

waspresentforeach crossing fortheperiod ofOctober6,2013through September22,2017.

The boarding stat'usinform ation w asnotavailable forA RBAU GH 'S crossingspriorto O ctobrr

6,2013. A review ofthe records,between the datesofOctober6,2013,through Septem ber22,

2017,revealed ARBA UGH w as on board a tlighta totalof 14 tim esthatdeparted an airport

locatedintheUnited States,which arrived in an airportlocated lnHaiti,seebelow chart.

D ate A rriving Location Departing Location

03/08/2017 PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M aisG ate A'Ii -W illiam B H rtsfield

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01/01/2017 PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisG ate A-fL-W illiam B H artsseld .

02/25/2016 ' PA P-POI Au Prince,M aisG ate FLL-FO/ Lauderdale,FL


01/01/2016 PXP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate A'
rlrW illiam B Hartsfield
09/05/2015 PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate A'l-L-W illiam B H artsfield

02/26/2015 PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate FLL-FO/ Lauderdale,FL

02/07/2015 PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate JFK-John F Kennedy lntl


11/23/2014 PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate M lA-M iam ilntl,FL

09/10/2014 PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate J'


FK-lohn F Kennedy lntl

07/29/2014 PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate A'rL-W illiam B Hartsfkld


05/23/2014 PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M aisGate M G -M iam ilntl,FL

02/25/2014 PA P-PO/ A u Prince,M ais Gate FLL-FO/ LauderdalejFL


12/29/2013 PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M ais Gate M G -M iam ilntl,FL

10/20/2013 PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M aisGate J'


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A review ofthe records,between 1he datesofOctober6,2013,thropgh Septem ber22,2017,

revealedARBAUGH wason board atlightatotalof16timesdepartingan airportlocated in


Haiti,w hich arrived in an airportlocated in the U nited Shtes,seebelow chart.

Date Arriving Location Departing Location

07/18/2017 FLL-FO/ Lauderdale,FL PM -po14 Au Prince,M aisGate


02/23/2017 A'li -W illiam B Hartstseld PA P-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate

11/17/2016 A'li -W illiam B H artsfield PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aijGate

02/18/2016 FLL-FO/ Lauderdale,FL PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate

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12/05/2015 A'li -W illiam B H artstield PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M aisGate . '

08/20/2015 A'lt-W illiam B Hartsfield PAP-PO/ Au Prihce,M aisGate .

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04/2l2/2015 M lA -M iam iIntl,FL .
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02/19/2015 FLL-FO/ Lauderdale,FL PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M ais Gate '
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01/24/2015 JFK-John F K ennedy lntl PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M ais Gaje

11/19/2014 FLL-FO/ Lauderdale,FL PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M aisG ate '


09/06/2014 A'
li -W illiam B H artsfield PAP-PO/ A u Prince,M aisG ate '

07/24/2014 A'
Ii -W illiam B Hartsfeld 'PA P-PO/ A u Prince,M aisGate
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05/07/2014 M lA-M iam ilntl,FL PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate .


02/20/2014 FLL-FO/ Laudetdale,FL PA P-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate

12/24/2013 M lA-M iam ilntl,FL PM -portAu Prince,M aisGate


10/06/2013 J'
FKdohn F Kennedy lntl PAP-PO/ Au Prince,M aisGate

9. , Oh September15,2017,September20,2017,and October20,2017,law enforcement

conducted interview sw ith ARBAU GH .


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10. ARBAUGH confirmedthatheworksintheinfonnationtechnologyC1IT'')fieldwith .


hospitalm edicalrecord system s. ARBA UGH referred to him selfasan IT expert. ARBAU GH

producesm oviesand usesthem to teach people in Haiti,including m inors,aboutJesusChrist.

ARBAUUH travelsthroughoutHaiiiandshowsthemoviesheproduces.
11. ARBA U GH reported thathe is an evangelistand hastraveled throughoutH aitito teach

aboutJesus.Between theapproximateyearsof2009 and 2417,whilein Haitiworkingasa


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contactw ith approxim ately 21 m alesunderthe age of l8,hereinafterttm inor''orG<m inors-''

ARBA UGH described sexualactsthattook place with atleast15 m inorswhich w ould be

consideredillicitsexualconduct(asdefinedin 18U.S.C.j2423(9)inwhichsexualacts(as
deGnedin 18U.S.C.j2246(2))occurred.ARBAUGH indicatedheusedhismissionaryworkin . .
Haitito build friendshipsw ith the m inors. ARBAU GH acknow ledged thathe groom d the

minorjinHaitiby engaging in minorsexualactivitieswiththem sothatonedaytheywould bq


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open to m ore. Som e exam ples are asfollow s:

a. A RBAU GH traveled to villagesyearly orm ultipletim es ayearwherehe show ed .


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moviesandinitiatedfriendshipswithminormales.Duringinitialvisitsheplayedwith
the m inorsand gotto know them . During subsequentvisitshe letsom e ofthe m ipors ' .
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sleep in histruck where he snuggled with them . During return visits contactw ith the
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m inorsincreased to sexualcontactbeginning w ith genitaltouching overclothesand


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leadingto exposingofgenitals,genitalskinto skintouching,and ventually oralsex.

b. ARBAU GH befriended m inorsand sw am with the m inorsin riverswhile the


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minorswerenakedandbathing.W hileswimming,ARBXUGH andtheminorswould
chase each otherand attim esgenitalskin to skin touching would took place underthe

waterbetween A RBAU GH and the m inors.

c. Attim esa m inorw ould visitARBA UGH athisresidence to w atch m ovies.


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ARBA U GH would sitw ith the m inorand ARBA UGH w ould puthishand on the m inor's

thigh to seew here itm ightlead.

12. ARBA UGH described the sexualactsthattook place between him and the m inorsin '
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Haiti,which included: ARBA UGH touching the genitalareasand penisesofthe m inorsand the '
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m inorstouchingthegeniularea>ndpenisofARBAUGH aswellasARBAUGH conducting

oralsex on the m inorsand the m inorsconducting oralsex on ARBAU GH . ARBAU GH

confirm ed touching included skin to skin contactand oralsex included apenisbeing placed in

the m outh. ARBAU GH stated thathe received sexualgratification from the sexualactshe

engaged in w ith them inors.

13. On September15,2017,ARBAUQH gave consentforlaw enforcementto review his


Toshiba laptop athisparent'sresidene. A RBA UGH show ed law enforcem entaphotograph

located on his laptop ofa m inorreferred to hereinafterasGtM inorVictim 1''orEM V 1.'' A lso

presentin thephotograph w asM V 1's fam ily. A RBAU GH reported thatM V 1'sfatherisapastor

ata church located in H aitiand ARBA UGH hasbeen friendsw ith the fam ily since 2013 or2014.

Through severalinterviewsw ith law enforcem ent,ARBA UG H described a sexualact,nam ely, .

genitaltouching thatoccurred between ARBA UG H and M V I,which took place in M v l'shouse

in Haitilocated in an area identifed asverem ie.'' ARBA UGH reported thathe stayed atM V 1's

house and while A RBAU GH w asatthe house,ARBAU GH touched M V 1 in w aysthatw ere


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sexual. ARBA UGH stated he touched M V 1'sgenitalswith his fngrsand m aybe hism outh. .

ARBAU GH stated M V 1probably touched ARBA UG H back. ARBA U GH confirm ed the

touching w asskin to skin touching. Through the various interview sARBA U GH estim ated the

touching took place som etim e between 2015 and early 2017 butm ore likely 2016 when M V 1

was approxim ately five years ofage. .

14. On Septem ber28,2017,an interview w asconducted w ith a w itnessreferred to

hereinafteras t&W itness2,''or$W 2.'' W 2 reported she was in H aitiw ith ARBA UGH . W hile in

H aiti,she and A RBA UGH stayed ata pastor'shouse in an area identitied as(Serem ie.'' W 2
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identifed thepastorby nam e,which isthe sam e nam e ARBAUG H provided forM V 1'sfather.

W 2'sinform ation confirm sARBA UGH doesstay atthe hom e ofM V I.

15. Based on the aforem entioned inform ation,1sublhitthere isprobable causeto believethat
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Jam es DanielARBA U GH is aU nited Statescitizen who traveled in foreign com m erce,nam ely

to H aiti,and engaged in illicitsexualconductconj


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the genitalsofan individualunderthe age of 16,w ith the intentto arouse orgratify the sexual

desire ofany person.

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U.S.ImmigrationantiCustomsEnforcement
H om eland Security lnvestigations

Subscribed and sw orn


BeforemethisliP1dayofA# 2017

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United StatesM akistateJudge

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