FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS, MAN ADMITS ATTEMPTING TO ENTICE AN 11-YEAR-OLD CHILD TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY
Defendant Faces Up to Life in Prison
FORT WORTH, Texas — Gustavo G. Olvera appeared this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton and pleaded guilty to one count of enticement of a child, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Olvera, 38, of Farmers Branch, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in early Jan. 2011. He faces a maximum statutory sentence of not less than 10 years or more than life in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release. Sentencing is set for July 11, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means.
According to documents filed in the case, on Jan. 5, 2011, an agent with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (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 an image of his genitals to 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 case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Euless, Texas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex C. Lewis is in charge of the prosecution.
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