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Friday, March 4, 2022

Council Bluffs, Iowa, Man Sentenced for Interstate Sex Offense

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Achocho Enita, age 28, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced today for travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Enita to 97 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system. It is anticipated that he will be removed to Micronesia following completion of his prison sentence. 

On July 13, 2021, Enita responded to an online ad posted by a law enforcement officer who posed as a 15-year-old female offering commercial sex.  Through text message exchanges over the next ten days, Enita arranged to meet the person he thought was a minor female and pay to have sex with her.  Enita was arrested after he had traveled from Council Bluffs to Omaha, Nebraska, for the meeting. 

This case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, as part of the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force (CEHTTF).

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorney’s 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.

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Updated March 11, 2022