EHRENBERG, AZ – An Arizona man is expected to make his initial appearance in state court Friday following his arrest by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for allegedly sexually exploiting at least one 13-year-old girl.
Alejandro Ledesma, 20, from La Paz County, will remain in custody pending his arraignment on four counts of sexually exploiting a minor. The criminal charges resulted from an investigation by HSI Phoenix in collaboration with the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. This case is being prosecuted by the La Paz County Attorney’s Office.
“This arrest represents yet another prime example of HSI’s ongoing efforts to protect our children from predators who would seek to sexually exploit them,” said Scott Brown, special agent in charge of HSI Phoenix. “HSI routinely collaborates with its local law enforcement partners to combat this type of crime.”
“The La Paz County Sheriff’s Department was happy to work with HSI in this investigation,” said La Paz County Sheriff William D. Risen. “Detective Johnson did a great job communicating with HSI and coordinating the local response to ensure a safe and effective arrest. We look forward to working together …
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