The release states that from March to May 2019, Zambrano Zavala took a minor to the hotel where Rangel-Torres was living at the time. During this time, Rangel-Torres arranged sexual acts with the underage victim via Zambrano Zavala at least three times and paid with cash.
“These defendants have neglected the health and safety of a minor and instead prioritized their own satisfaction and gain,” said acting US attorney for Minnesota Anders Folk. “Commercial sexual exploitation of minors is a horrific crime that the US attorneys and our law enforcement partners have no tolerance for.”
Zambrano Zavala faces a prison sentence of at least 10 years.