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Child Pornography Charges Result In Prison Term

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

PHILADELPHIA – Jose Dany Zacarias-Jaramillo, 29, residing in Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for two counts of distribution of child pornography, two counts of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. Zacarias-Jaramillo pleaded guilty to the charges on April 9, 2015.  In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Juan R. Sanchez ordered $7,000 restitution, a $500 special assessment, and 10 years of supervised release.


Between November 9, 2013, and May 21, 2014, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) sent numerous leads to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) regarding images containing children engaging in explicit sexual conduct sent and uploaded from several email addresses that were accessed from a common IP address.  That IP address was located in a restaurant where Zacarias-Jaramillo worked as a cook.  HSI agents ultimately determined that the subscriber for the email addresses was Zacarias-Jaramillo, who was accessing the internet using his cell phone while at the restaurant.  An evaluation of the email accounts and searches at the defendant’s home revealed more than 100,000 images and several videos of child pornography.


The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Josh Davison.

Updated March 4, 2016

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