Plea deals in the works for three accused in child pornography case


Guam – The three individuals charged with possessing and sharing child pornographic material through social media may avoid going to trial.

Paramesewan Somasumdaram, according to his attorney John Bell, has agreed to the terms set forth in a plea agreement with the government. Bell informed the court this morning that the plea offer has been signed by his client and has been returned to the Attorney General. All that is left is for the agreement to be filed with the court and a change of plea hearing to be scheduled.

Meanwhile co-defendants Sundram Allagan and Yvonne Ascuncion are also in receipt of a plea agreement and will be reviewing the offer before moving forward.

All three defendants are charged with possession of child pornography, which according to court document depicted two toddlers engaging in sexually explicit activities.

A change of plea date has not been set however the three are scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola on April 24th for further proceedings.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.