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NEWARK, N.J. – A Bronx, New York, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for soliciting a girl to produce sexually explicit images and using Craigslist to advertise sexual encounters with the girl, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Gabriel Toro, 31, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to an information charging him with one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:
Toro admitted that between December 2011 and August 2014, he used the internet to induce a 14-year-old girl to engage in criminal sexual conduct, including taking pictures of her genitals for him. Toro also admitted to distributing images of the girl to another individual and posting advertisements on Craigslist for individuals to have sex with the girl in exchange for money.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Martini sentenced Toro to a lifetime term of supervised release. Toro must register as a sex offender.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Newark Division, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Kevin Kelly, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle Alfonzo Walsman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.
Defense counsel: James Friedman Esq., Newark