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El Paso Man Sentenced 10 Years in Prison for Attempted Coercion of a Minor

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

EL PASO – An El Paso man was sentenced on Monday to 120 months in prison for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

According to court documents, between March 2, 2022, and January 25, 2023, Chriss Alexander, 24, had sexually explicit conversations, to include sending lewd photos of male genitalia, with someone he believed to be a minor.  On January 25, Alexander arranged to meet the minor to engage in sexual activity.  Agents from the FBI El Paso’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking task force arrested Alexander as he approached the minor’s residence.

“I applaud the FBI for seeking out and apprehending this predator before he could do harm to an actual child in our community,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza.  “We will continue to work earnestly with our law enforcement partners to take pedophiles off the streets.”

“The FBI El Paso's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking task force is committed to protecting the children of our communities,” said FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge John S. Morales. “This defendant traveled to attempt to have sex with someone he believed to be a child. Our community can rest easy knowing this man will be behind bars in a federal prison.”

The FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mallory Rasmussen prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Updated September 27, 2023

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