Omaha Man Convicted of Attempted Enticement of a Minor
Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Santa Man Mongar, 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for Attempted Enticement of a Minor. United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Mongar to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, he will begin a 10-year term of supervised release. Mongar will also be required to register as a sex offender and is subject to deportation by U.S. immigration authorities when he completes his sentence of imprisonment.
In late August 2020, Mongar responded to an online prostitution advertisement by texting the phone number listed in the ad. An undercover law enforcement officer purporting to be a 15-year-old female responded to Mongar’s texts. Mongar arranged to meet the 15-year-old female at a gas station in Omaha, offering to pay the female in exchange for oral sex and agreeing to bring her alcohol. When Mongar arrived at the gas station, he was detained by law enforcement. Mongar admitted to answering the prostitution ad and texting with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old female.
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.
This case was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.