Laredo man arrested after soliciting an El Paso girl through Instagram
POSTED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 4:12pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 4:14pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The El Paso Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit in conjunction with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Unit have been investigating a case which was received in July of this year.
The investigation began after the mother of a 14-year-old girl discovered video of an adult male masturbating that had been sent to the minor via the internet. Investigators learned that Alejandro Xavier Marquez, 23, of Laredo, TX, had met the female victim online through Instagram and a program known as KIK messenger.
While communicating over the internet Marquez is believed to have sent the sexual video to the victim which were discovered by the victim’s mother. As the investigation unfolded it was learned that Marquez was residing in Laredo Texas.
El Paso Detectives coordinated with the U.S. Marshal’s Service as well as Laredo Police Department which led to the apprehension of Marquez.
Marquez was arrested October 4, and booked into the Webb County Jail on the charge of Online Solicitation of a Minor. His bond was set at $70,000.00.