Sherman, TX–A Missouri man was sentenced November 9 to more than 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking a child, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston, Eastern District of Texas said last week.
Nathan Oliva, 30, pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to sex trafficking children and was sentenced to 365 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant.
According to information presented in court, an unidentified person called in a tip to the Denton Police Department that a child was being trafficked by Oliva and was at a hotel. Denton Police officers located a classified ad on Backpage.com that offered the child for sex. Officers went to the hotel where they located the victim and Oliva. The victim, who had injuries sustained from an assault by Oliva, told the officers that she was feared for her life because Oliva had injured her and had threatened her with greater harm. Moreover, Oliva had taken control of her cellphone, driver’s license, and social security card. Oliva also threated to harm the victim’s parents. As part of his guilty plea, Oliva admitted posting ads on Backpage.com that offered the minor victim for commercial sex. Oliva was indicted by a federal grand jury Aug. 13, 2015.