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Quincy Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Child Pornography Offense

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

Spokane – On April 12, 2023, U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Sergio Bonilla
Henriquez, 24, of Quincy, Washington, to 144 months in federal prison for Receipt of Child
Pornography. Defendant pleaded guilty on January 11, 2023. Judge Rice also ordered
Henriquez to pay $48,000 in restitution to his victims and be federally supervised for life after
Henriquez is released from prison.

According to court documents and proceedings, Henriquez was identified as a child exploitation
suspect after he used various names to engage in several online chat groups dedicated to the
trading of child pornography. Within the chat groups, Henriquez distributed and received child
pornography files depicting minors of all ages and engaged in explicit discussions detailing his
sexual interest in minors and encouraging the sex abuse of minors by others. After a federal
search warrant was executed at Henriquez’s residence, forensic review of his phone revealed
more than 26,000 images and videos of child pornography.

Court documents further reveal that, after being granted pretrial release from custody, Henriquez
uploaded child pornography to outgoing communications in Snapchat, which led to the execution
of another federal search warrant at Henriquez’s residence. Investigators found minors living in
the residence and Henriquez in possession of firearms, which were violations of his release
conditions. They also discovered additional evidence of child pornography on Defendant’s
electronic devices.

“The significant sentence imposed in this case recognizes the ongoing and lasting harm caused
by child exploitation. It also sends a strong message to Mr. Henriquez and others who use what
they believe to be online anonymity to exploit the most vulnerable among us,” said United States
Attorney Vanessa R. Waldref. “I commend the collaborative, hand-in-glove investigation and
prosecution of this case by the child exploitation agents at Homeland Security Investigations and
AUSA Ann Wick, who is one of the most experienced and thoughtful child exploitation
prosecutors in the District.”

“Child predators like Mr. Henriquez cannot be allowed to engage in these kinds of depraved acts,
whether in person or online,” said Steven Schrank, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of HSI
operations in the Pacific Northwest. “Child exploitation cases can be among the most heart-wrenching
in all of law enforcement, but this investigation shows our commitment to finding
justice for underage victims and their families.” 

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the Grant
County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted by Ann T. Wick, Assistant United States Attorney for
the Eastern District of Washington.



Richard Barker 
Assistant United States Attorney and Public Affairs Officer
509-835-6311 or

Updated April 17, 2023

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