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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Child Pornographer Sentenced To 57 Months

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for Guam, announced that JIMMY ALONSO TURRUBIARTES, was sentenced on October 8, 2014, in the U.S. District Court of Guam by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, to 57 months incarceration, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

Defendant TURRUBIARTES pled guilty on September 11, 2013 to one count of Receipt of Child Pornography in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. Section 2252A(a)(2).  Defendant TURRUBIARTES utilized the peer to peer (P2P) network to receive approximately 150 movies which depict the sexual abuse of young children.  Defendant TURRUBIARTES was also ordered to register with the Sex Offender Registry wherever he lives, works or attends school.  He was also ordered to forfeit his computer and all storage devices.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco states “Child pornography offenses involve the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.  These offenses are extremely serious because they result in perpetual harm to the child victims, and normalize the sexual exploitation of children. When the internet is utilized to obtain these images of child sexual abuse, the images can travel to offenders domestically and internationally anywhere in the world, to include the Pacific region.  The harm to victims is lifelong.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office remains committed to aggressively prosecute defendants who victimize and prey on children through any means, including by computer.”

The U.S. Attorney reminds defendants who have committed sexual abuse of children that, under federal and local law, all sex offenders have a duty to register and keep their registration current with the Sex Offender Registry in their jurisdiction.  Sex offenders who travel to Guam and who reside on Guam must inform the Guam Sex Offender Registry where they reside, work, or attend school - they must also periodically update their registration information.  The U.S. Attorney notes that the sex offender registry was created in order to protect the public by protecting victims, preventing further victimization and informing the public of the whereabouts of sex offenders.  Guam’s Sex Offender Registry can be found online at www.guamcourts.org.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood (PSC) Initiative, a nationwide commitment to aggressively prosecute defendants who engage in the sexual victimization of children and adults, possess or receive child pornography, and sex offenders who fail to register with the jurisdiction’s Sex Offender Registry.

The investigation was conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney R. San Nicolas.
Updated January 7, 2015