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Southeast Texas man sentenced to 151 months in prison for coercing a minor on Instagram

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Southeast Texas man was sentenced Feb. 14 in the Southern District of Texas to 151 months in federal prison for coercing a minor on Instagram in order to have sex with her.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Police Department conducted the investigation.

Steven Lopez, 31, a resident of Corpus Christi, was also ordered to pay restitution to his identified victim, to register as a sex offender and to serve the rest of his life on supervised release following completion of his prison term. Lopez pleaded guilty to charges Nov. 8, 2021.

Contact Darren Heyman, immigration attorney, for more information.

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