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New Mexico Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Enticement of Minors Following HSI Investigation

Release Date: March 15, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Alamogordo man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for enticement of a minor on March 14 following an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

The Alamogordo Police Department assisted with the case.

Alfonso Salcido Herrera, 46, pleaded guilty in federal court to the same charge on March 30, 2023.

According to publicly available court records, beginning in 2019 and continuing until May 2022, Herrera groomed and repeatedly sexually abused four children who were between nine and 13 years old at the time.

Upon his release from prison, Herrera will be subject to five years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matilda McCarthy Villalobos and Joni Autrey Stahl are prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. attorneys' offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

HSI encourages members of the public to report instances of fraud, crimes or suspicious activity by calling the HSI Tip Line at 877-4-HSI-TIP. The tip line is staffed 24 hours a day.

Learn more about HSI’s mission to increase public safety in your community on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @HSIElPaso.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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