Mexican National Sentenced to 56 Months for Possession of
BOISE – Heriberto Aleman-Aguero, 25, a Mexican national formerly living in St. Anthony, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 56 months in prison for possession of sexually explicit images of minors, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Aleman-Aguero to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term and forfeit property used in committing the crime. He pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2012.
According to the plea agreement, Aleman-Aguero’s crime was discovered when he took his cellular phone to a repair shop in July 2011. During the course of the repair, the individual reprogramming the phone observed several images of suspected child pornography. He reported the images to law enforcement. The Rexburg Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search warrant for the phone. Forensic analysis later confirmed the presence of several sexually explicit images of minors. Aleman-Aguero admitted in court to possessing the images, knowing the images contained visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Aleman-Aguero further admitted knowing that production of such visual depictions involved the use of minors in sexually explicit conduct.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Rexburg Police Department.
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