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Mexican International Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

CONCORD – A Mexican International man who crossed into New Hampshire was arrested on a complaint charging federal child pornography offenses, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Jose Rodriguez-Garcia, 26, was charged with one count of transporting child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and one count of possessing CSAM.  Rodriguez-Garcia is scheduled to appear in federal court in Concord later today.

According to the charging documents, on June 6, 2024, Rodriguez-Garcia and another man were observed by U.S. Border Patrol agents after having apparently just crossed from Canada into New Hampshire over Hall Stream in Pittsburg.  The men were detained and brought to the Beecher Falls Border Station for processing.  At that point, a search of Rodriguez-Garcia’s person and property yielded several electronic media, including a thumb drive on which depictions of apparent CSAM were found. 

The charge of transporting CSAM provides a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years.  Both charges provide a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, at least 5 years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000 and mandatory restitution.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

The investigation was led by Homeland Security Investigations within the United States Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Border Patrol.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau is prosecuting the case. 

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Updated June 11, 2024

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