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North Texas man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for attempting to entice an 11-year-old boy to have sex with him

FORT WORTH, Texas — A North Texas man, who pleaded guilty in March to one count of enticing a child, was sentenced on Monday to 14 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas.

In addition, U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means ordered that Gustavo G. Olvera, 38, of Farmers Branch, Texas, who has been in custody since his arrest in early January, serve a lifetime of supervised release.

According to documents filed in the case, on Jan. 5, an agent with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working undercover, assumed the online identity of the parent of an 11-year-old boy during online chat conversations with Olvera. The conversations turned sexually graphic with Olvera stating that he would like to perform sexual acts with the boy. During one of the online chat conversations, Olvera transmitted an image of his genitals to the parent for the parent to show to the 11-year-old. Olvera arranged to meet the parent and the 11-year-old boy at the parent's apartment in Euless, Texas, on the following day, to have sexual contact with the minor boy. On the day of the meeting, Jan. 6, 2011, Olvera arrived at the specified location and was arrested. He admitted that he had sent the sexually explicit photo for the parent to give to the 11-year-old boy, brought condoms to the residence, and that his intention was to have sex with the 11-year-old boy.

The Euless, Texas, Police Department assisted ICE HSI in the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex C. Lewis, Northern District of Texas, prosecuted the case.

This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide ICE initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders, and child sex traffickers.

ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. This hotline is staffed around the clock by investigators.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.