NM man sentenced to 12 years for attempted coercion, enticement of minor

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted coercion and enticement. Ismael Valdez, 38, pled guilty to the charges in August of 2020.


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Police say he met and messaged an undercover officer, posing as a 13-year-old girl on social media. Valdez arranged to meet the child for sex and traveled from his home to a meeting place where he was arrested.

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