70-year-old Jorge Mojocoa of Fort McCoy, Florida was sentenced to 10 years and one month in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct. A federal jury had found Mojocoa guilty on March 1, 2023.
According to evidence presented at trial, on March 30, 2022, Mojocoa responded to a social media posting offering a minor child for sexual services in return for cash. The post had been made by an undercover law enforcement officer. The fictional child purportedly suffered from many physical disabilities, including paralysis and autism. Over the span of two days, Mojocoa spoke to an undercover officer about engaging in sex with the 12-year-old girl. After settling on a price, Mojocoa drove to an agreed-upon location to engage in sex with the child. Once arrested, law enforcement recovered lubricant and candy in Mojocoa’s possession. During the negotiations, Mojocoa had agreed to bring those particular items for his encounter with the child.
“When it comes to sexual deviants and their activities on social media there are no limits to what they will do,” said Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Pezzutti. “This sentencing is a testament to totality of the federal, state, and local law enforcement partnerships we have when investigating those who would willfully harm our children.”