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A man in Cameron County pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two teen girls for months.
He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Cameron County prosecutors said 34-year-old Jose Salvador Puga Quintanilla lured 13- and 14-year-old sisters by using the Facebook online app “Messenger.”
They said he befriended the teens’ family in order to get closer to them. He kept in contact with the girls by texting them or via Messenger.
Prosecutors said he paid one of the girls for sex on at least one occasion. Authorities said they believe if they didn’t uncover his crimes, the girls could’ve been prostituted.
According to prosecutors, Puga Quintanilla sexually assaulted the girls at their home and his apartment. They added when the girls’ cell phones weren’t in service, they could still access the app by going somewhere where they could get Wi-Fi.
Prosecutors said parents need to be vigilant of their children’s social media activity. There are plenty of apps out there that can be used without phone service.
They urge parents need to make sure they know who their children leave the house with or whose house they are going to.
Puga Quintanilla won’t have the possibility of early release as part of a plea deal.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A sexual predator and illegal alien who was recently sentenced in Texas had previously been a member of the Los Zetas drug cartel. He later became a protected witness for Mexican authorities. During his time in Texas, the narco-predator had been creating a network of underage prostitution.
In the border city of Brownsville, 34-year-old Jose Salvador Puga Quintanilla received a 35-year prison sentence following his guilty plea to various counts of sexual assault of a minor.
Breitbart Texas had previously reported on Puga who had been an active member of the Los Zetas and had turned into a government witness. The statements from Puga in Mexican courts were quoted by this outlet when he testified about the ties between Mexican drug cartels and various Mexican politicians.
Puga Quintanilla is identified by the Mexican government under the alias Gordo or Pitufo and he has open cases on various charges tied to organized crime and drug trafficking in Tamaulipas. The case in Mexico is being handled by that country’s Attorney General’s (PGR) special unit for investigating organized crime also known as SIEDO. The case file against Puga Quintanilla is labelled as PRG/SIEDO/UEIS/234/2008.
From information that Puga Quintanilla provided to investigators with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office in connection with his case in Texas, he had entered the country illegally in 2011 and had been living in the border city of Brownsville.
From his safe haven in Brownsville Puga Quintanilla began to form and consolidate multiple ghost companies tied to the construction business in Cameron County.
According to information in Tamaulipas, Puga Quintanilla worked for years with officials from that state’s government and their party the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI). During that time, the man worked as a contractor and architect for public works at the state level.
In the underworld, Puga Quintanilla was known as “El Gordo” (Fatso) or “El Pitufo” (Smurf). Information from sources outside of law enforcement in Mexico revealed that Puga Quintanilla fled Mexico after Miguel Angel “Z-40” Treviño Morales, the top leader of the Los Zetas cartel found out about his betrayal and placed a price on his head. The top Zeta boss placed a $200,000 bounty on the head of Puga Quintanilla.
As a result of forensic interviews done by Cameron County investigators on two of the victims, as well as the content of various cell phones tied to the case, authorities learned about the efforts to create an underage prostitution ring. Under the guidance of El Pitufo, the victims themselves had tired to recruit other underage girls in Texas using large cash incentives.
The underage girls were the ones that initially made the outcry and filed a formal complaint. That came after Puga Quintanilla had managed to befriend victim’s family even though he had been violating the victims in their own home.
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