WATERLOO -- A Waterloo man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a minor in Mexico and possessing child pornography.

A grand jury indicted Juan Soria Rangel, 35, on Nov. 15 on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, transportation of child porn, distribution of child porn and possession child porn.

According to court records, Rangel, a United States citizen, had sexual contact with the victim in Mexico between 2014 and 2016, and persuaded the victim to engage in sexual conduct for the purpose of taking photos or video. The images were then brought to Iowa when he traveled back, records state.

On Nov. 21, judge in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids ordered Rangel be detained pending trial.

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