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Philadelphia Man Admits Receiving Child Pornography and Transferring Obscene Images to Minor

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

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Philadelphia man today admitted causing a minor victim to create and send him sexually explicit images and videos and sending the victim obscene images of himself, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Francisco Andres-Medina, 33, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to two counts of an indictment charging him with receipt of child pornography and transfer of obscene material to a minor.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

In March and April 2020, Medina communicated over the internet with a 15-year-old victim located in Camden County, New Jersey. After learning that his victim was 15 years old, Medina sent her obscene photographs of his exposed penis. Medina also caused the victim to produce videos and images of the victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Medina then caused the victim to send him the sexually explicit images and videos. Medina also directed the victim to send him a video of the victim having sex with another individual. 

The count of receiving child pornography is punishable by a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum of 20 years in prison. The count of transferring obscene material to a minor is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison. Each count carries a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for June 26, 2024.

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of Homeland Security Investigations Newark, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael Alfonso, and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes and Special Victims Units, under the direction of Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeffrey Bender and Josephine Park of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.


Updated February 21, 2024

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Press Release Number: 24-065