Orlando Man Arrested For Possessing Child Pornography
Fort Myers, FL – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the arrest and filing of criminal complaint charging Jorge Guerrero-Torres (28, Orlando) with possessing child pornography. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Guerrero-Torres made his initial appearance in federal court on June 6, 2016, in Fort Myers. He remains detained pending further proceedings. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 20, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy.
According to the complaint, on May 29, 2016, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a missing child. During the ensuing investigation, officers learned that Guerrero-Torres had resided at that home for several months, and had recently moved out. Law enforcement officers contacted Guerrero-Torres, who provided a statement regarding his whereabouts on the day of the child's disappearance. Investigators later obtained a search warrant for the recovery of records related to Guerrero-Torres’ cellphone, including historical geographical tracking data. The phone, abandoned by Guerrero-Torres, was ultimately recovered by law enforcement and a forensic examination of the device revealed multiple images of child pornography.
A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesus M. Casas.
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 United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 www.justice.gov/psc.