Gary Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison
HAMMOND – Guadalupe Guerra, 70 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to Possession of Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Guerra was sentenced to 120 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $33,000 in restitution to the victims of the offense.
According to documents in the case, on or about January 31, 2023, Guerra possessed material involving the sexual exploitation of minors while having a previous conviction for aggravated criminal sexual assault.
This case was investigated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Indiana State Police Digital Forensics Unit, and the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily Morgan.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.