Omaha man sentenced for trying to solicit 15-year-old

OMAHA, Neb. -- A 27-year-old Omaha man was sentenced in federal court for attempted enticement of a minor.

Santa Man Mongar was sentenced to 120 months in prison by District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr., according to a press release issued by acting U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp. There is no parole in the federal system. 

After his release from prison, Mongar will begin a 10-year term of supervised release. Mongar will also be required to register as a sex offender and is subject to deportation by U.S. immigration authorities when he completes his sentence of imprisonment.

In late August 2020, Mongar responded to an online prostitution advertisement by texting the phone number listed in the ad. An undercover law enforcement officer purporting to be a 15-year-old female responded to Mongar’s texts. Mongar arranged to meet the 15-year-old female at a gas station in Omaha, offering to pay the female in exchange for oral sex and agreeing to bring her alcohol.

When Mongar arrived at the gas station, he was detained by law enforcement. Mongar admitted to answering the prostitution ad and texting with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old female.

The case was investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.

It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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