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Irving Man Sentenced in Child Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

An Irving man has been sentenced to 293 months in federal prison for a child sex trafficking conspiracy involving a 12-year-old girl.

Officials said in a statement that Marcos Antonio Rodriguez-Mejia, also known as Brady Rodriguez-Cruz, was sentenced to nearly 24 years and 5 months in federal prison on one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children and 120 months for one count of possession of counterfeit documents.

The Department of Justice released a statement saying that Rodriguez-Cruz paid to have sex with a 12-year old girl in December of 2014.

The statement said that Rodriguez-Cruz was contacted as a commercial sex customer by a man named Luis Rivera that forced four minor girls to have sex for money.

The statement said that when Rodriguez-Cruz arrived at the apartment where the girls were staying, he negotiated with Rivera and chose to engage in sexual acts with the 12-year old. He quickly left the apartment after.

Officials also said in the statement that during a traffic stop, they found Rodriguez-Cruz with a counterfeit U.S. Permanent residence card. The card was issued in another name but had Rodriguez-Cruz’s photograph.

The statement said that Rivera is scheduled to be sentenced for his part of the conspiracy on April 14, 2016.

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