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Lehigh Acres Man Sentenced To 110 Years In Federal Prison For Production And Possession Of Child Sexual Abuse Videos And Images

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced Luis Daniel Fuentes (47, Lehigh Acres) to 110 years in federal prison for producing and possessing videos and images depicting the sexual abuse of children.  Fuentes was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release and ordered to register as a sex offender. Fuentes entered a guilty plea on February 8, 2024.

According to court documents, between approximately August 28 and September 27, 2020, Fuentes used three minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct. He used his cellphone to produce videos of the minors being sexually abused. Fuentes stored the child sexual abuse images and videos on seven SD cards.   

Fuentes’s cellphone and SD cards were turned over to law enforcement. A subsequent search of his devices, pursuant to a search warrant, revealed 24 videos that Fuentes had produced of him sexually abusing three children – ages 2, 5, and 6 years old at the time. Additionally, the SD cards and cellphone contained more than 5,000 images and 17 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children that Fuentes had downloaded from the internet and kept for his collection.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Myers Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, which includes the Lee County Sheriff’s Office that assisted in this investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yolande G. Viacava.

This is another case 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 the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated May 29, 2024

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