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Monrovia Man Charged in Federal Grand Jury Indictment with Producing and Distributing Child Sexual Abuse Material

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury has charged a San Gabriel Valley man with producing and distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) depicting himself sexually abusing a toddler, the Justice Department announced today.

David Lisandro Perez Figueroa, 22, of Monrovia, is charged in a two-count federal grand jury indictment with production of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

A federal grand jury returned the indictment on Tuesday. Figueroa’s arraignment is scheduled for December 28 in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles. Figueroa was arrested earlier this month, and a federal magistrate judge on December 6 ordered him jailed without bond.

According to the indictment, Figueroa coerced a 2-year-old child into engaging in sexually explicit conduct with him for the purposed of making a visual depiction of the conduct.

On July 22, Figueroa allegedly distributed the CSAM by sending it on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, in an account linked to Figueroa.

British law enforcement investigating a target in the United Kingdom discovered the X chat logs with CSAM and, soon after, notified federal law enforcement in the United States, according to court documents. Based on this information, federal agents executed a search warrant at Figueroa’s residence on December 5 and arrested him.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

If convicted of all charges, Figueroa would face a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of 50 years in federal prison.

Homeland Security Investigations is investigating this matter.

Assistant United States Attorney Amy E. Pomerantz of the Violent and Organized Crime Section is prosecuting this case.


Ciaran McEvoy
Public Information Officer
(213) 894-4465

Updated December 20, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-289