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Man convicted for sending nude photos and explicit texts to 13-year-old child

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

GALVESTON, Texas – A federal judge has returned a guilty verdict against a Brazoria man for sending obscene photos and messages to a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown found George Jimenez, 45, guilty of coercion and enticement of a minor following a one-day trial that commenced April 3. Judge Brown entered the order late April 23. Prior to trial, Jimenez pleaded guilty to two counts of transfer of obscene material to a minor.

In April 2019, law enforcement discovered Jimenez had sent pictures of his genitals to a 13-year-old girl and other contacts in his phone. Five were the minors’ 12 and 13-year-old classmates.

Authorities executed a federal search warrant and discovered Jimenez was using the TextNow application to disguise himself as a teenage boy to engage in sexually explicit conversations with minors.

From March until April 2019, Jimenez engaged in those communications, including sending at least five pictures of his genitals to the 13-year-old child. In approximately 17 communications, Jimenez asked the minor victim for pictures of either her breasts, buttocks or genital area.

In a text exchange, the minor shared information with Jimenez that she shaved her genital region. Jimenez then sent messages asking to see images of it.

At the trial, the defense attempted to convince the court the messages he sent to the minor did not arise to the level of attempting to persuade the minor to send him sexually explicit photos of herself. He did not believe those claims and found Jimenez guilty as charged. In his ruling, the court stated, “these requests were direct, specific and unambiguous. They were not shrouded in innuendo or bashfulness. Simply put, there is no question that Jimenez repeatedly asked [the minor] to take and send him pictures of her genitals and pubic area.”

Judge Brown has sentencing for June 12. At that time, Jimenez faces 10 years to life in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

He has been and will remain in custody pending sentencing.

FBI conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Karen M. Lansden and Sherin S. Daniel are prosecuting the case, which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section leads PSC, which marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children and identifies and rescues victims. For more information about PSC, please visit DOJ’s PSC page. For more information about internet safety education, please visit the resources tab on that page.

Updated April 24, 2024

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