You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Puerto Rico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

63 Year-Old Man Found Guilty Of Transportation Of A Minor With The Intent Of Committing A Criminal Sexual Act

SAN JUAN, P.R. – A jury found Wally Irizarry-Sisco guilty of one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, announced United States Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. United States District Court Judge Pedro A. Delgado-Hernández presided over the trial.  

According to the evidence presented at trial, on March 2015, the defendant transported an 11-year-old female to a motel located in Juana Díaz, PR, with the intent to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Prior to this crime, Irizarry-Sisco was considered part of the family of the female victim.

“The jury found the defendant guilty of stealing this child’s innocence,” said United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will continue to prosecute sexual predators in order to protect the vulnerable victims of these crimes, our children.”

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Elba Gorbea and Special Assistant United States Attorney Cristina Caraballo. The defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten (10) years in prison and a maximum sentence of life. The sentencing is scheduled for January 25, 2019 at 10:30 am.

# # #

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Component(s): 
Updated October 23, 2018