St. Pete man sentenced to life in prison for trying to sexually abuse children in Vietnam

Tampa, Fla. (WFLA) – A St.Petersburg man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for traveling to Vietnam to sexually abuse children, according to the US Department of Justice.

A DOJ statement said Christopher Edwin Day, 52, traveled to Vietnam in 2015 and 2016 to have sex with a minor.

Day claimed he was an English teacher and lured several boys with promises of money and gifts, according to court documents. The DOJ said Day was introduced to the other boys as their English teacher.

The 52-year-old eventually drew the attention of Homeland Security Investigations agents in Tampa and Ho Chi Minh City, who investigated him for his crimes.

Day pleaded guilty to two counts of traveling with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act and two counts of attempting to coerce and induce a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity in February. 2020.

He was later sentenced to life in prison on Monday, May 16, 2022.

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