Mexican National Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography
Angel Sauzo-Martinez, age 40, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for receiving child pornography. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief Judge, sentenced Sauzo-Martinez, a Mexican National, to 72 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal penal system. After his release from prison, if not deported, Sauzo-Martinez must serve a 5-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
An investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol identified Sauzo-Martinez as someone sharing child pornography through a file-sharing network. Ten videos of child pornography were downloaded from Sauzo-Martinez’s computer. On October 30, 2014, officers with the Nebraska State Patrol served a search warrant at Sauzo-Martinez’s home. Forty-nine videos of child pornography were recovered. The videos involved minors, mostly prepubescent, engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adults or other minors.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. 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 better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.