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An Odessa man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, September 29th, to enticement and attempted enticement of a minor after he admitted to travelling from Odessa to Lubbock with the intent of having sex with an 11 year-old girl.

Authorities learned of 35 year-old Andrew Chavarria Jaquez after investigators received information from a woman who told authorities that she and Jaquez were at one point in a relationship and that their talks regularly ended up on the sexual abuse of children. The woman claimed they broke up because of Jaquez's incessant discussions about sexual acts with children.

The woman eventually agreed to let authorities pose as her to communicate with Jaquez. During this time, sexually explicit messages were exchanged between Jaquez and undercover investigators.

Jaquez was arrested by federal authorities in Lubbock on July 7th, 2021 after he arranged to travel from Odessa to Lubbock to meet and have sex with an 11- year-old girl. After Jaquez was taken into custody, he admitted to sending the messages, as well as other explicit messages online with other minors.

Jaquez awaits sentencing where he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison, a minimum of 5 years of supervised release, and will have to register as a sex offender. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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