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Roseville Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography Using App

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pablo Ramos, 50, of Roseville, pleaded guilty today to two counts of distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Sept. 1 and Sept. 3, 2020, Ramos used Kik Messenger to distribute multiple files containing child pornography.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kristin F. Scott and Rosanne L. Rust are prosecuting the case.

Ramos is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd on Aug. 8, 2023. For each count of conviction, Ramos faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and potentially a lifetime of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

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 April 25, 2023

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