Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of the Attorney General, and Department of Public Safety announced yesterday the filing of a federal charge stemming from a joint investigation of sex offenses involving children.
Raymond Borja Roberto, acting director of the CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife, was charged with coercion and enticement. A conviction carries a statutory minimum of at least 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Limtiaco stated that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, a nationwide initiative to protect children from sexual predators.
The investigation originated with DPS and was investigated jointly by the Criminal Bureau of Investigations and the FBI. The case is being prosecuted by assistant attorneys general Rami Badawy and Ross Naughton.
The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. (USAO)