☷Maywood Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor
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Maywood Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor BENTON , Ill . – Antonio Ferto - Castorena , 31 , of Maywood , Illinois , was sentenced on Thursday , April 21 , 2022 , to a total of 168 months in prison after pleading guilty for arranging to have sex with a minor online and traveling to pick her up in the Southern District of Illinois . Antonio Ferto - Castorena , a citizen of Mexico , was also ordered to pay restitution and serve 5 years of supervised release . According to court documents and evidence presented in court , Ferto - Castorena used an online chat application to meet a teenage girl . Ferto - Castorena engaged in sexual conversations with the minor . On February 5 , 2020 , Ferto - Castorena drove from Maywood , Illinois , to Teutopolis , Illinois , to pick up the minor from school . School employees notified the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office who apprehended Ferto - Castorena prior meeting the minor . As part of his plea agreement , Ferto - Castorena admitted to producing child pornography of a minor who was located in California , using an online chat application . The images were located on Ferto - Castorena’s cell phone . The investigation was conducted by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office , Effingham Police Department , and the FBI Springfield and Chicago Field Offices . The case was prosecuted by Assistant U . S . Attorney Ali Burns . This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood , a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse . Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division ' s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section , Project Safe Childhood marshals federal , state , and local resources to locate , apprehend , and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children , and to identify and rescue victims . For more information about Project Safe Childhood , please visitmore information about internet safety education , please visitwww . usdoj . gov/psc and click on the tab “resources . ”
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