(BOISE) – Attorney General Raúl Labrador has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested a Canyon County man on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, for alleged sexual exploitation of a child.

Thirty-three-year-old Manuel Apalatequi was booked into the Ada County Jail. He has been charged with one count of Enticement of a Child, one count of Production of Sexual Exploitation Material, and five counts of Possession of Sexually Exploitive Material.

“Every arrest we make helps keep children safe from predators and those that exploit our kids,” said Attorney General Labrador.  “I’m very proud of our ICAC unit and their partnerships all over the state that protect Idaho’s kids every day.”

The Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, and the Boise Police Department assisted the Idaho ICAC Task Force with the arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-947-8700, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the Idaho ICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.

Parents, educators, and law enforcement officials can find more information and helpful resources at the ICAC website, ICACIdaho.org.