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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Texas Woman Charged With Interstate Travel for the Purpose Of Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct with a Fifteen-Year-Old Minor

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MARTHA OJEDA, age 41, of Pflugerville, Texas, was charged in a one-count Bill of Information with interstate travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

 

According to the Bill of Information, in early April 2017, OJEDA travelled from Franklinton, Louisiana, to the State of Texas by commercial bus and automobile for the purposes of engaging in sexual conduct with a fifteen-year-old minor.

 

If convicted, OJEDA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than thirty (30) years followed by between five (5) years and a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. OJEDA may also be required to register as a sex offender.

 

Acting United States Attorney Evans reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated August 17, 2017