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Bakersfield Man Sentenced for Transferring Obscene Material to a Minor

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

FRESNO, Calif. — Alexis Rudy Reyes, 29, of Bakersfield, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison and fined $5,000 for transferring obscene material to a minor, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, in April and May 2017, Reyes engaged in electronic video and messaging communications with the victim in this case, who was just eight years old. In those communications Reyes threatened to kill the victim’s mother if the victim did not take off her clothes while he watched. Reyes then proceeded to have multiple video chats with the victim in which the victim took off her clothing, and Reyes then exposed himself to the victim while manipulating his private parts.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Gappa prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet-safety education.

Updated June 20, 2023

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