Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Compel Labor by Three Minors and to Transporting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity
SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Freeport, Texas, man was sentenced last week to 88 months in prison for transporting a minor to Shreveport to engage in prostitution.
Jacob Cuellar, 27, of Freeport, Texas, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of illegal transportation of an individual to engage in prostitution. He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender. According to the guilty pleas, Cuellar and co-defendants Quince Aluiso, 20, and Shawn Aluiso, 28, both of Clute, Texas, transported a minor to Shreveport on October 6, 2015 to engage in prostitution. Law enforcement agents responded to an online advertisement the same day in an undercover capacity. The defendants were later arrested at a Shreveport hotel.
Shawn and Quince Aluiso pleaded guilty to illegal transportation on March 16, 2017. Shawn Aluiso was sentenced on July 24, 2017 to 100 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Quince Aluiso was sentenced on September 18, 2017 to 22 months in prison and five years of supervised release. They are both required to register as sex offenders.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.