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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Crimes

NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk man pleaded guilty today to receipt of child pornography.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Alfredo Martinez, 51, was identified in an online undercover operation as sharing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In May 2017, law enforcement executed a federal search warrant at his house in Norfolk. Martinez was found in possession of numerous items of electronic media that contained images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, including a cell phone, external hard drives, and three different computers. Martinez was arrested at the time of the search warrant and was later by indictment by a federal grand jury.

Martinez faces a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on November 21. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi is prosecuting the case.

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 is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:17-cr-98.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated August 24, 2017