U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have arrested a teacher and a coach on child exploitation charges, the agency announced in a statement.
Alexander Greaux-Gomez, 39, was arrested at his home in Salinas, Puerto Rico, after a Department of Homeland Security investigation showed he allegedly engaged in criminal sexual conduct with a 15-year-old minor.
DHS received information from a concerned mother regarding Greaux-Gomez’s conduct. On Jan. 2, agents obtained a federal search warrant and executed it about three weeks later. On his phone, they found that he had unlawful sexually explicit content.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, ICE announced Luis Ezequiel Claudio Valle, 21, of Carolina, was arrested for transporting a 13-year-old minor.
“These two arrests prove once more that HSI will not let its guard down when it comes to child exploitation,” said Ricardo Mayoral, special agent in charge of Homeland Security in the region, in a statement.
He added: “I can only reiterate our position that all investigations involving the exploitation of children are heinous, but it is particularly troubling when the accused occupies a position of trust in our society. HSI and our law enforcement partners are determined to continue to relentlessly pursue child predators.”
Both men had their initial hearings before a judge on Feb. 9, ICE confirmed.