A perverted secret admirer of Emily Osment from Kearns, Utah man is facing child sex trafficking charges — accused of forming a relationship with a young teen, and using that relationship to victimize the girl to make money.
According to charging documents, Craig Thomas Defa, 27, met the girl when she was 14 and he was 22, back in 2015. Two weeks into their relationship, it became sexual.
Within six months, that relationship became violent, police say, with Defa physically abusing the child multiple times and forcing her into threesomes she did not want to participate in.
That relationship continued until Defa was arrested for the possession of child pornography in June 2019.
The victim told police that during the last year of the relationship, Defa made and sold pornographic videos of him and the victim online through sites like Twitter and Tumblr.
Defa told the girl she would make money by being in the videos. After selling the videos online, Defa would keep all the money, court documents say.
Defa would collect money for the videos via CashApp. The victim talked with police in March of this year, explaining that the videos she was telling them about were on her phone and Defa’s phone.
Police found 35 photos and videos of Defa with the girl when she was underage. Police say it contained imagery commonly found in child pornography.
Defa is facing the following charges:
- Human trafficking of a child, a first-degree felony
- Six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony
Born: March 10, 1992 (age 22), Los Angeles, California, United States
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Education: Occidental College (2011–2015), Flintridge Preparatory School
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Emily Jordan Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment. Her father is also an actor of some renown.
Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot with Dick Van Dyke, before making her film debut in “The Secret Life of Girls.” The same year she landed a role in the Hallmark film, “Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter’s End,” as the daughter of Glenn Close and Christopher Walken. That role led to a nomination for Best Young Actor.
After that Emily played several smaller roles for television, which include, “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Friends.” During this time she also did voice acting alongside her brother and John Cleese, Catherine O’Hara, and Harry Shearer in the short animated-film, “Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big.”
Finally, Emily landed the much sought after role of Gerti Giggles in, “Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams.” Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez was so impressed by her audition that he made the role longer without even knowing that she was the sister of Haley Joel Osment. She then appeared in the sequel, “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.”
She appeared as a regular on the hit Disney Channel show, “Hannah Montana,” in which she played the hyperactive, Lily Truscott, alongside co-stars Miley Cyrus and Mitchell Musso.