FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS, MAN SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ATTEMPTING TO ENTICE AN 11-YEAR-OLD CHILD TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY
FORT WORTH, Texas — Gustavo G. Olvera, 38, of Farmers Branch, Texas, who pleaded guilty in March 2011 to one count of enticement of a child, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means to 14 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Judge Means ordered that Olvera, who has been in custody since his arrest in early Jan. 2011, serve a lifetime of supervised release.
According to documents filed in the case, on Jan. 5, 2011, an agent with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working undercover, assumed the on-line identity of the parent of an 11-year-old boy during online chat conversations with Olvera. The conversations turned sexually graphic with Olvera stating that he would like to perform sexual acts with the boy. During one of the online chat conversations, Olvera transmitted an image of his genitals to the parent for the parent to show to the 11-year-old. Olvera arranged to meet the parent and the 11-year-old boy at the parent’s apartment in Euless, Texas, on the following day, to have sexual contact with the minor boy. On the day of the meeting, Jan. 6, 2011, Olvera arrived at the specified location and was arrested. He admitted that he had sent the sexually explicit photo for the parent to give to the 11-year-old boy, brought condoms to the residence and that his intention was to have sexual relations with the 11-year-old boy.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The Euless, Texas, Police Department assisted ICE-HSI in the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex C. Lewis prosecuted the case.
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