El Paso Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

An El Paso man, identified as Chriss Alexander, 24, was sentenced to 120 months in prison on Monday for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, according to court documents.

Between March 2, 2022, and January 25, 2023, Alexander engaged in sexually explicit conversations and sent lewd photos of male genitalia to an individual he believed to be a minor. On January 25, 2023, he arranged to meet this minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. However, law enforcement agents from the FBI El Paso’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking task force apprehended Alexander as he approached the minor’s residence.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza commended the FBI’s efforts, stating, “I applaud the FBI for seeking out and apprehending this predator before he could do harm to an actual child in our community. We will continue to work earnestly with our law enforcement partners to take pedophiles off the streets.”

FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge John S. Morales emphasized the task force’s commitment to protecting children in the community, saying, “This defendant traveled to attempt to have sex with someone he believed to be a child. Our community can rest easy knowing this man will be behind bars in a federal prison.”

The FBI conducted the investigation into this case.