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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2013

Complaint Filed In Joint Investigation Of Sex Offenses Involving Children: Acting Director Of CNMI Division Of Fish And Wildlife Charged With Coercion And Enticement

 

Saipan, MP – United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Attorney General’s Office, and CNMI Department of Public Safety announced today the filing of a federal charge stemming from a joint investigation of sex offenses involving children:

- RAYMOND BORJA ROBERTO, acting Director of the CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with Coercion and Enticement, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b).  A conviction carries a statutory minimum of at least ten years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco stated that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, a nationwide initiative to protect children from sexual predators.

The investigation originated with the CNMI Department of Public Safety and was investigated jointly by DPS Criminal Bureau of Investigations and the FBI.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Rami Badawy and Ross Naughton.

The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Copies of the complaints are attached.

Updated April 3, 2015