Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 210 Months in Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography
FORT WORTH, Texas — Erick Mayorga, of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 210 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in June 2015 to one count of distribution of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Mayorga, 36, has been in custody since his arrest in May 2015 on a related federal criminal complaint.
According to documents filed in the case, FBI special agents received information that the subject of a separate child pornography investigation had received child pornography via email from a specific hotmail.com email user, later determined to be Mayorga. A search warrant was executed at Mayorga’s residence in early May 2015, and Mayorga admitted that he used his email account to distribute child pornography.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
The FBI investigated and Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Saleem prosecuted.
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