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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Springdale Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years In Federal Prison For Online Enticement Of A Minor

Fayetteville, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Eleuterio Flores, age 34, of Springdale, Arkansas was sentenced yesterday to 262 months in federal prison followed by twenty-five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine on one count of Online Enticement of a Minor. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, United States District Judge, presided over the sentencing hearing in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in September of 2016, Springdale Police Department developed information that Flores used Facebook Messenger, pretending to be a female pimp named “Elyzabet Estrada” and made contact with a 14 year old female, and enticed a person the 14 year old female to engage in sexual intercourse with him at the Hilltop Inn in Springdale, Arkansas in exchange for $1,200. Flores admitted to making Facebook accounts for people he claimed were involved in prostitution and escort services.

A federal grand jury indicted Flores in March 2017, and he pled guilty in July 2018.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Springdale Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Cyber Crime
Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 18, 2018