Authorities: Illinois man planned to rape children in Mexico - Tucson News Now

Authorities: Illinois man planned to rape children in Mexico

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An Illinois man was sentenced to eight years in prison for planning to rape young children in Mexico, authorities said.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Asael Rodriguez-Alvarado was sentenced last week after previously pleading guilty to "travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual activity."

Rodriguez-Alvarado, 21, will also face lifetime supervised release and will have to register as a sex offender.

"Rodriguez-Alvarado, through the use of the internet, negotiated and planned a trip to Mexico in order to engage in commercial sex acts with different children between the ages of 9- and 11-years-old," the DOJ said in a news release.

Federal authorities said Rodriguez-Alvarado was arrested in Tucson as he was buying presents for the children he planned of raping.

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