Alton man charged with Child Exploitation via social media

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MCALLEN, Texas — A 22-year-old Alton man has been indicted for coercion and enticement of a minor. Dan Eliud Moncada-Gonzalez was originally charged by criminal complaint June 11, 2019, as he arrived at a local spot to meet whom he thought was a 13-year-old female. Today, a federal grand jury returned the indictment charging him with one count of coercion and enticement of a minor. He is expected to appear for his arraignment before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on July 11, 2019.

The complaint alleges that beginning June 11, 2019, Moncada enticed an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old female on a social media app. Moncada allegedly sent multiple unsolicited sexually explicit images of himself, and others, and requested to meet in person at an agreed upon location. The charges allege that in those conversations, he described sexual acts he desired to perform.

Moncada was taken into custody as he arrived at a local park, allegedly expecting to engage in sexual activity with a minor. If convicted, Moncada faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation as part of the Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force.

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