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Omaha Man Sentenced for Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Erasmus Luis Gonzales, age 38, of Omaha, was sentenced Wednesday March 30, 2022, to 46 months in federal prison for Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct. His term of imprisonment will be followed by five years of supervised release. According to court documents, Gonzales pleaded guilty to the charge on October 22, 2021.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged in an undercover investigation and Gonzales communicated with an agent who purported to be a thirteen-year-old girl in the seventh grade. Gonzales arranged to meet with the underage girl in June 2021 after he agreed to bring alcohol in exchange for a sex act.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement and this case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Council Bluffs Police Department.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated April 4, 2022

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