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Children’s Store Employee In Texas Gets 25 Years For Attempting To Sexually Assault 9-Year-Old

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A 21-year-old Texas man residing has been sentenced for coercion and enticement of a 9-year-old child.

Jorge Eduardo Naranjo, San Juan, pleaded guilty on July 8, 2023, admitting he utilized a social media application and made arrangements to engage in a sexual encounter with a nine-year-old child.

Naranjo was ordered to serve 300 months in federal prison.

The sentence was enhanced after the court determined Naranjo was a repeat and dangerous offender against minors. The offense involved a minor under the age of 12, and it was a commercial sex act.

During the hearing, the court also heard the argument that Naranjo crafted a life where he had access to children through employment at a children’s store and even expressed a desire to have his own female child so he could sexually assault her. 

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The court also heard additional information that Naranjo was in possession of hundreds of child pornography files and further distributed those files. In handing down the prison term, Judge Crane noted that despite Naranjo’s age, his behavior was alarming and expressed the need to protect children in our community from this danger.

Naranjo will also serve ten years on supervised release following the completion of his prison term. During that time, he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the Internet.

He will also be ordered to register as a sex offender.

“Naranjo exhibited some of the most dangerous behavior for our society,” said U.S. Attorney Hamdani. “He is a predator – he made specific inquiries about how to prevent children from reporting sexual abuse and if a nine-year-old could become pregnant. Thankfully, our partners put a stop to his threat and, together, we have taken another step in keeping our community safe from these reprehensible crimes.”

Naranjo, who operated several accounts with the username “Bored Dude” on a social media site, began communicating with an individual he believed had a nine-year-old child. Naranjo exchanged multiple messages clarifying his intent to engage in criminal sexual activity with the individual’s child who he referred to as “little.” Additionally, he sent files containing child pornography to the individual, messages inquiring how to keep children from reporting sexual abuse and if it was possible the child would become pregnant.

Naranjo traveled to an Edinburg hotel and intended to engage in the criminal sexual activity. Law enforcement took him into custody immediately upon his arrival at the hotel.

The FBI conducted the investigation.

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