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Case Number: 7:21-cr-00716
Judge: Randy Crane
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Hidalgo County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: McAllen, Texas criminal defense attorney represented Defendant charged with attempting to engage in sexual activity with a minor female.
David Montelongo committed a very serious offense which was not impulsive as it had taken place over some length of time. Judge Crane also referenced how Montelongo knew his conduct was wrong.
On Jan. 21, Montelongo began to entice and coerce an individual he believed to be a 13-year-old female on a popular social media application. In their communications, Montelongo discussed the sexual acts he desired to perform on the minor and take her virginity.
Montelongo requested to meet the alleged minor in person at a park in McAllen, at which time he expected to engage in sexual activity with her. Montelongo saw authorities and fled upon arrival. Law enforcement later took him into custody March 10.
He has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
Homeland Security Investigations - Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force conducted the investigation.
Outcome: One hundred and twenty (120) months custody of the Bureau of Prisons and five (5) years of supervised release term with mandatory and special conditions of Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act as directed by the probation officer, the Bureau of Prisons, and any state sex offender registration requirement, No contact with minors (No direct contact with any child defendant knows or reasonably should know to be under the age of 18, except defendants own children, without the permission probation officer), no possession of pornographic materials, computer restrictions/monitoring, sex offender treatment, sex offender safety zone, sex offender employment/activity prohibition, sex offender minor date/cohabitate prohibition, mental health treatment, as noted in the Final PSI Report ; $100 special assessment; waived fine.