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Friday, July 27, 2018

Wilmington Man Receives 210 Month Prison Sentence For Possessing Child Pornography

WILMINGTON, Del. – A Wilmington, Delaware man was sentenced to 210 months in prison on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, for possessing child pornography he produced himself, announced U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss of the District of Delaware.

Miguel Pagan, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography on April 25, 2018.  U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the District of Delaware sentenced Pagan to serve 210 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.  According to admissions made as part of his guilty plea, law enforcement found Pagan in possession of child pornography that he produced in his own bedroom using two prepubescent children.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Delaware State Police investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham L. Robinson of the District of Delaware prosecuted the case.

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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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.justice.gov/psc

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Updated July 27, 2018