Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced sex offender David Padilla-Rivera (39, Orlando) to two years in federal prison for failure to comply with the terms of his supervised release.
According to court documents, on April 5, 2017, Padilla-Rivera was sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for failure to register as a sex offender pursuant to the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Padilla-Rivera’s registration requirements stem from his 2010 state conviction, for the false imprisonment and attempted sexual assault of a 16-year-old female. Following his release from prison, on February 26, 2018, Padilla-Rivera violated the terms of his supervised release by failing to notify his probation officer regarding anticipated changes in address and employment. He was then sentenced to 14 months in federal prison.
Upon his release from prison on December 21, 2018, within 24 hours, Padilla-Rivera was found possessing a smartphone, in violation of the conditions of his supervised release. A forensic search of the phone revealed that Padilla-Rivera had visited pornographic websites between December 22, 2018 and December 27, 2018.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Probation Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ilianys Rivera Miranda.
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.projectsafechildhood.gov.