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Mexican National Sentenced to 7 Years For Receipt of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Ricardo Reyes, 33, a Mexican national, was sentenced for receiving child pornography.  The Honorable Richard G. Kopf, Senior United States District Court Judge, sentenced Reyes to seven years in prison.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, if not deported, Reyes will begin a five year term of supervised release.

In October 2012 Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol and FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force downloaded several images of child pornography from a South Omaha residence.  A federal search warrant seeking evidence of child pornography was served on January 15, 2013.

Forensic analysis of Reyes’s computer revealed approximately 100 videos of child pornography.  The videos included children from 2 to 9 years of age engaged in various sexual acts.  Reyes admitted to downloading child pornography and keeping the child pornography he downloaded. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.


 

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