Nigerian Student Arrested in New Mexico For Sex Sting

August 21, 2011 – Nigerian Student Arrested in New Mexico For Sex Sting

 A Nigerian college student was arrested when he showed up at an El Paso home to have sex with a 16-year-old girl who was actually an undercover federal agent, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday.

Officials said Obinna Vincent Uzoh, 31, met the real girl in July and then contacted her on an Internet social network, unaware her identity had been assumed by an agent with ICE Homeland Security Investigations. Uzoh allegedly asked to visit the teen repeatedly when she was home alone and described sex acts he wanted to perform on her.

On Tuesday, the undercover agent gave Uzoh an address where they could meet. He soon showed up. When he knocked on the door, it was opened by federal agents, officials said.

Uzoh was arrested on suspicion of coercing and enticing a child. He is in custody without bail. He told investigators that he is a petroleum engineering student at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico. Daily times