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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Previously Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to 12 Years’ Imprisonment for Transportation of Child Pornography

Long Island Defendant Was Previously Convicted in Military Court for Indecent Acts with a Child

Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Angel M. Castillo was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment following his May 10, 2016 guilty plea to Transportation of Child Pornography in Interstate and Foreign Commerce.  The sentencing proceeding was held before United States District Judge Joan M. Azrack.  Castillo was also sentenced to 10 years’ supervised release to follow his prison sentence, during which time he must register as a sex offender and he will not be allowed unsupervised contact with minors.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and John W. Barry, Acting Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), announced the sentence.

According to court filings, in May 2014, Castillo was found by FBI agents and SCPD detectives to be sharing child pornography online via a peer-to-peer file sharing network.  A search warrant was executed on Castillo’s residence in February 2015, at which time Castillo admitted that he had a sexual interest in children.  He also admitted that he had been using the peer-to-peer network for about a year and a half to download child pornography and that he had saved images and videos to his computer.  Law enforcement recovered from Castillo’s computer over 600 videos and over 10,000 still images of child pornography, including the abuse of infants and toddlers.  

United States Department of the Navy records show that Castillo was convicted and received a General Court Martial on February 21, 2003, after a guilty plea to Indecent Acts and Liberties with a Child.  Castillo received a bad conduct discharge from the Navy and was sentenced to 54 months’ in custody (with 24 months suspended).

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Long Island Criminal Division.  Assistant United States Attorney Allen L. Bode is in charge of the prosecution.  

The Defendant:

Age:  44
Bay Shore, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 15-CR-519

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Updated January 24, 2018