I, Monica Abend, being duly sworn, do hereby depose and state:
1. I am a Special Agent (“SA”) with the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”),Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), currently assigned to Office of the Assistant SpecialAgent in Charge, Orange County, California (“HSI Orange County”) and have been so employedsince January 2002. I have conducted, participated in and/or received training in numerousinvestigations of criminal activity, including, but not limited to, the investigation of narcotics,money laundering, fraud, child pornography, alien smuggling, human trafficking, and Title IIIwire communication interception investigations. During investigation of these matters, I haveexecuted, and participated in the execution of, search warrants, and have seized evidence inviolation of the United States Code. As part of my daily duties as an HSI agent, I investigatecriminal violations relating to child exploitation and human trafficking. I have received trainingin the area of child pornography, child exploitation and human trafficking.
II. PURPOSE OF AFFIDAVIT
2. This affidavit is made in support of a criminal complaint against Samuel MartinezGONZALEZ (“GONZALEZ”), for a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2423(a):Transportation of Minors with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity. The statementscontained in this affidavit are based upon my training and experience, information provided tome by other investigators, other law enforcement officers, and witnesses as part of thisinvestigation. This affidavit is intended to show that there is sufficient probable cause for therequested criminal complaint and does not purport to set forth all my knowledge of, or