OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma City man was sentenced to a long prison term for forcing two teenagers to have sex with him and other men by threatening to evict their families.
Rolando Cifuentes-Lopez, 37, was sentenced to 24 years in prison, according to a press release from US attorney Robert Troester.
Oklahoma City Police stopped Cifuentes-Lopez and Homeland Security Investigations officials arrested him on November 20, 2019 after authorities found he was undocumented and unlawful in the United States, according to a press release.
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A federal grand jury sued him on December 4, 2019 in two cases of sexual trafficking with two children.
Court documents indicate that Cifuentes-Lopez recruited, procured, housed, and patronized the young victims to engage in commercial sexual acts, the press release said.
“Cifuentes-Lopez owned the trailer the two victims lived in and threatened to evict their family if he and other men were not provided with sex,” the press release said.
He committed these crimes on one child from 2016 to 2019 and the other from 2018 to 2019.
Cifuentes-Lopez pleaded guilty to both child trafficking cases on March 9, 2020.
Cifuentes-Lopez’s prison sentence is followed by five years of custodial release. He was also ordered to pay $ 10,200 for special investments. The reimbursement for the victims will be determined in a subsequent hearing.
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Eri Leonardo Cifuentes-Lopez, 42, and Wilson Gramajo-Maldonado, 30, both from Oklahoma City, were previously convicted of sex trafficking with the same two children. Eri Leonardo Cifuentes-Lopez was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison and Gramajo-Maldonado to 27 years in prison. Both will be released under supervision after completing their respective terms of under five years. According to the press release, both were asked to pay $ 5,100 in special assessments.
All three men must register as sex offenders after they are released from prison.
“Child sex trafficking is a terrible crime that falls victim to the weakest in our society and steals their innocence,” said acting US attorney Troester. “Persecuting those who exploit child victims rescues child victims from the abusive life of sex trafficking and helps them regain their lives. I commend the incredible work of the prosecutors, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Oklahoma City Police Department in holding those who sell children for sex to account. “
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