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Date: 12-28-2019

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United States of America v. Luis A. Tobar

Case Number: 8:19-cr-00147-RFR-SMB

Judge: Robert F. Rossiter

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (Douglas County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney's Office

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Description: Omaha, NE - The United States of America charged Luis A. Tobar with attempting to coerce or intice a minor for sex.

Luis A. Tobar, age 44, of Omaha, Nebraska, was found guilty following a two-day trial in federal court in Omaha for Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor. Tobar is facing a mandatory minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment and up to life imprisonment for this conviction.

On April 12, 2019, the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force (CEHTTF) was conducting an operation in Douglas County, Nebraska. As part of the operation, an undercover officer with the CEHTTF posted an advertisement on an escort website known to be used for the purposes of prostitution. Tobar responded to the advertisement and engaged in communications with an undercover officer who he believed to be a 15-year-old female. Believing that he was communicating with a 15-year-old female, Tobar requested that she send him nude pictures, agreed to pay her for sex, and traveled to an agreed upon location to meet her. Tobar was arrested by members of the CEHTTF and at the time of his arrest was found to be in possession of the cellular phone he used to communicate with the undercover officer, a large monetary sum, and alcohol.

This case was investigated by the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Police Department, Omaha Police Department, LaVista Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Council Bluffs Police Department, and the Sarpy Douglas County Law Enforcement Academy participated in the April 12, 2019 operation.


Charge:


18:2422(b) COERCION AND ENTICEMENT OF A MINOR
(1)

Outcome: 12/18/2019 71 JURY PANEL RECORD as to defendant Luis A. Tobar. ACCESS TO THE PDF DOCUMENT IS RESTRICTED PURSUANT TO THE E-GOVERNMENT ACT. ACCESS IS LIMITED TO COUNSEL OF RECORD AND THE COURT. (LKO) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 72 TEXT MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. as to defendant Luis A. Tobar. Jury Trial ended on 12/18/2019. Evidence by the plaintiff. Plaintiff rests. Defendant's oral motion for a judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29 is denied. Evidence by the defendant. Defendant rests. No rebuttal testimony. Instruction conference held in chambers. Closing arguments. Final instructions read to jury. Jury received case at 3:16 PM. Verdict received 3:45 PM. Defendant found guilty of Count I of the Indictment. Sentencing set for March 13, 2020 at 9:30 AM. Clerk file verdict. Number of trial days with evidence 2. Defendant is remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. Spanish Interpreter Laura Garcia-Hein and Kelly Vargas used - Live. Courtroom deputy: Marian Lea Frahm; Reporter: Sue DeVetter; Appearance for Plaintiff; Sean P. Lynch and Donald J. Kleine; Appearance for Defendant: Stuart J. Dornan, Retained; Time Start: 9:05 AM; Time Stop: 4:11 PM; Time in Court: 4 Hours 11 Minutes. (MLF) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 73 JURY INSTRUCTIONS as to defendant Luis A. Tobar. (JSF) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 74 EXHIBIT LIST as to defendant Luis A. Tobar from jury trial held on December 17-18, 2019 regarding Minutes 72 .(MLF) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 75 WITNESS LIST as to defendant Luis A. Tobar from jury trial held on December 17-18, 2019 regarding Minutes 72 .(MLF) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 76 ORDER ON SENTENCING SCHEDULE as to defendant Luis A. Tobar. Sentencing set for 3/13/2020 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 4, Roman L. Hruska Federal Courthouse, 111 South 18th Plaza, Omaha, NE before Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. Ordered by Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. (MLF) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 77 JURY VERDICT with foreperson's signature redacted pursuant to the E-Government Act as to defendant Luis A. Tobar. Guilty as to Count I - Coercion and Enticement of a Minor. Defendant is remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing - PART 1 OF 2 (JSF) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 78 PART 2 OF 2 - FOREPERSON'S SIGNATURE PAGE regarding Jury Verdict 77 as to defendant Luis A. Tobar. ACCESS TO THE PDF DOCUMENT IS RESTRICTED TO CASE PARTICIPANTS AND THE COURT PURSUANT TO FEDERAL RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 49.1(e). ALL COUNSEL OF RECORD IN MULTI-DEFENDANT CASES MAY ACCESS THIS DOCUMENT. (JSF) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 79 EXHIBIT RECEIPT BY PLAINTIFF as to defendant Luis A. Tobar from hearing held on 12/17/19 regarding Minutes of Jury Trial - Began 70 . (LKO) (Entered: 12/18/2019)
12/18/2019 80 EXHIBIT RECEIPT BY DEFENDANT as to defendant Luis A. Tobar from hearing held on 12/17/19 regarding Minutes of Jury Trial - Began 70 . (LKO) (Entered: 12/18/2019)

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