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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mesa Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

     PHOENIX – Today, Roberto Carlos Lopez, 30, of Mesa, Ariz. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 84 months in prison, followed by a term of lifetime supervised release.  Lopez had previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

     During the investigation, it was discovered that Lopez possessed 4 images and 296 videos of child pornography.

     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, 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

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore and Rachel R. Stoddard, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-0796-PHX-SPL  

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-083_Lopez


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Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 
CR-15-0796-PHX-SPL / 2016-083_Lopez
Updated September 21, 2016