ALBUQUERQUE — Ismael Valdez, 38, of Las Cruces was sentenced July 19 in Federal Court to 12 years in prison for attempted coercion and enticement of a child. Valdez pleaded guilty to these charges Aug. 27, 2020.
According to his plea agreement, between April 29, 2020, and May 29, 2020, Valdez met and messaged an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a 13-year-old girl on a social networking application.
During the conversations, Valdez sent sexually explicit material to “the child” and asked her to send sexually explicit material to him. Valdez arranged to meet with the child
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