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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 23, 2019

Davie Resident Sentenced to 40 years in Prison for Enticing Minors to Engage in Sexual Acts and Producing Child Pornography

Henry Alvarez Flores, 38, of Davie, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman to 40 years in prison today for enticing three minors to engage in illicit sexual activity and producing child pornography of the sexual acts (Case No. 18cr60240). 

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Dale Engle, Chief, Davie Police Department, made the announcement.

Flores previously pled guilty to the indictment which charged three counts of production of child pornography and three counts of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity in violation of, Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2251(a) and 2422(b). 

According to court records, including the agreed upon factual proffer, in 2018, Flores began communicating with three children who were eleven and twelve year old boys via Facebook messenger.  Flores contacted the minors on social media, pretending to be a young woman.  Once the children accepted his “friend request,” Flores would demand that each of the boys engage in sexually explicit conduct and record videos of themselves doing so.  Flores directed which sex acts to perform in the videos and offered to send the children Google Play gift cards in exchange for the sexually explicit videos.  When one of the children refused to comply, Flores threatened to expose the minor child and his family who were in the country without status.

U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, including the FBI Miami’s Child Exploitation Task Force, and the Davie Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jodi L. Anton.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated August 23, 2019