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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Raleigh Man Sentenced to More Than 32 Years for Child Exploitation Offenses

RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that  today, in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced PEDRO JAIME ENSENAT, 44, of Raleigh, North Carolina to 390 months’ imprisonment.

ENSENAT was named in an Indictment filed on August 16, 2017, and pleaded guilty on April 2, 2018, to production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

On November 5, 2014, while executing a search warrant at ENSENAT’s residence, Raleigh Police Department officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents discovered images of child pornography involving a ten-year-old victim. Later analysis confirmed the identity of the victim and discovered other images of child pornography involving the victim and other children. The victim later disclosed that ENSENAT was sexually abusing her.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Raleigh Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Erin Blondel handled the prosecution of this case for the government.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 8, 2019