FBI San Juan
Supervisory Special Agent Luis A. Rivera-Santana
(787) 759-1550
November 15, 2018

Federal Charges for Attempted Sexual Trafficking of Children

SAN JUAN, PR—Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) San Juan Field Office, announced the arrest of MARCOS PEREZ ALMONTE.

On November 13, 2018, a criminal complaint charged MARCOS PEREZ ALMONTE, age 24, from Humacao, Puerto Rico, with Attempted Enticement of a Minor for Unlawful Sexual Activity and Prostitution, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b).

PEREZ ALMONTE offered to pay $4,000 in exchange for sex with a 12-year-old minor.

On November 14, 2018, PEREZ ALMONTE was arrested at his residence in Humacao by agents of the FBI San Juan Child Exploitation Task Force with the assistance of the HSI-ICE Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force.

If convicted, PEREZ ALMONTE faces a minimum penalty of 10 years up to life imprisonment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Elba Gorbea and is being investigated by the FBI.

The public is reminded that criminal complaints and indictments contain only charges and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.