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Press Release

Chantilly Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Chantilly man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release for distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

According to court documents, in May 2020, Francisco Burgos, Jr., 38, began chatting with an individual located in Australia about their sexual interest in children over a messaging and chat app. Burgos sent the individual a video depicting child sexual abuse material in exchange for two such videos from the individual, who was actively recording the sexual abuse of his own children. In September 2022, Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) personnel searched Burgos’s hotel room and seized two cell phones containing child sexual abuse material that Burgos had shared using the WhatsApp application. Ultimately, law enforcement found 18 videos and 31 images of child sexual abuse material on the defendant’s phones.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Derek W. Gordon, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Rossie D. Alston.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Withers 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 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:22-cr-236.

Updated May 17, 2023

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