A former Florida sheriff was sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence for attempting to entice a minor online to partake in sexual activity, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Alejandro Carmona-Fonseca, 49, to 11 years and 8 months in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release. At the time of his arrest last year, he was employed as an officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
From the DOJ:
According to court documents, this case began when the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a report from a local gym about a gym member, Carmona-Fonseca, sending a nude photo to another gym member, who was a minor child – Minor Victim 1 (MV1). During an interview with CCSO, MV1 explained that Carmona-Fonseca had requested MV1’s Snapchat account, and MV1 provided it to him. MV1 told Carmona-Fonseca he was in high school. Carmona-Fonseca sent images and videos with his genitals exposed to MV1. At one point, Carmona-Fonseca sent MV1 a picture of himself in his police uniform and wrote “you can call me your police daddy.” At times, Carmona-Fonseca would ask for shirtless pictures of MV1.
With the consent of MV1 and his parents, CCSO assumed MV1’s identity over Snapchat and, on March 3, 2022, a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Task Force Officer (TFO)/CCSO detective began communicating with Carmona-Fonseca using MV1’s Snapchat account. The TFO confirmed Carmona-Fonseca was friends with MV1 and that location services were turned on in Snapchat. The TFO observed Carmona-Fonseca’s location numerous times during the chat. Carmona-Fonseca’s location showed him next to a JSO substation on numerous occasions, the areas where he worked as a patrol officer, near his residence, and near the gym he frequented. The TFO communicated with Carmona-Fonseca on March 3 and March 4, 2022. During those conversations, Carmona-Fonseca sent a video in his police uniform. He also sent one in which he was nude with his genitals exposed. Carmona-Fonseca also made several requests for nude videos of MV1 flexing. Carmona-Fonseca said that everything stayed between them and because it was Snapchat, it would disappear.
Read the full press release here.
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