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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 13, 2018

Mexican citizen living in Indiana indicted for traveling to Ohio to have sex with what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl

A Mexican citizen living in Indiana was indicted for traveling to Brook Park, Ohio, to have sex with what he believed was a 14-year-old.

Isidro Lara-Sosa, 32, of Seymour, Indiana, was indicted on charges of enticement, travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and transfer of obscene material to minors.

Lara-Sosa contacted an undercover law enforcement agent in April 2017. When Lara-Sosa asked the undercover agent’s age, the agent replied she was 14 years old. Lara-Sosa repeatedly stated he’d like to travel to Ohio to have sex with the underage girl and repeatedly sent nude images of himself, according to court documents.

Lara-Sosa stated on March 16, 2018 that he was traveling to Ohio to engage in sexual activity with what he believed was a 14-year-old. He arrived at the designed location to meet and was arrested, according to court documents.

Assistant United States Attorney Brian S. Deckert is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Ohio Internet Crimes against Children Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security, Immigrations Customs Enforcement.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622.3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated April 13, 2018