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Florida: Trinity Father and Son charged for transporting a Croatia minor into the country to engage in sexual activity

A father and son duo has been charged with enticement and coercion of a minor traveling out of the country to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and transporting a minor into the country to engage in sexual activity.

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Trinity residents, 26-year-old Jordan Jysae Pulido (charged with the above) and his father 61-year-old Roberto Santana Jimenez (charged with conspiracy to transport a minor into the country to engage in sexual activity), if convicted on all counts, Pulido and Jimenez face a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison.

According to the indictment, for nearly a year, Pulido used the internet to entice and coerce a minor victim, under the age of 16, to engage in sexual activity with him. In June 2018, Pulido traveled from Florida to Croatia for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with the victim. In the month that followed, Pulido and his father, Jimenez, conspired to transport the victim from Croatia to Florida, again so that Pulido could engage in sexual activity with the victim. In July 2018, Pulido transported the victim from Croatia to Florida for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the Koprivnica-Križevac County Police Administration of the Republic of Croatia Ministry of the Interior Criminal Police, and the International Police Organization. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided investigative assistance. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa M. Thelwell.

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