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Former Alamogordo Firefighter Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Eric McLoughlin, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations - El Paso, announced that Jason Ross-Lattion Fleming was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Fleming, 37, of Pinon, pleaded guilty to production of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and providing child pornography to a minor on April 6, 2023.

A federal grand jury indicted Fleming on Sept. 21, 2022. According to publicly available court records, on April 12, 2022, Homeland Security Investigations received information from New Mexico State Police regarding an incident that occurred involving a 10-year-old minor in Pinon, New Mexico. The 10-year-old minor, identified in court documents as Jane Doe 2, reported that Fleming molested her while she was visiting her dad in New Mexico. Fleming was an Alamogordo firefighter at the time.

During a subsequent interview, Jane Doe 2 disclosed that Fleming began molesting her when she was nine years old and that it occurred multiple times. Jane Doe 2 disclosed that Fleming showed her videos of child sexual exploitation materials and told her she had to do the things to him that occurred in the videos. Jane Doe 2 also disclosed that Fleming gave her Reese’s candy when he molested her.

Based on the information from Jane Doe 2, New Mexico State Police obtained a state district court search warrant for Fleming’s residence, cellphones, and buccal swabs containing Fleming’s DNA.

On April 18, 2022, Homeland Security Investigations obtained and executed a follow-up federal search warrant on Fleming’s cellphone and identified hundreds of videos and photographs of child sexual exploitation materials, including child sexual exploitation materials images involving infants and toddlers. The identified child sexual exploitation materials were contained within the thumbnail cache of a “GalleryVault” application.

While reviewing the extraction of Fleming’s cellphone, Homeland Security Investigations located sexually explicit videos and photographs that Fleming produced of Fleming and a teenage minor, identified in court documents as Jane Doe 1.

Upon his release from prison, Fleming will be subject to 5 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.

Homeland Security Investigations investigated this case with assistance from New Mexico State Police, U.S. Marshals Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorneys Marisa A. Ong and Matilda McCarthy Villalobos prosecuted the case.

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 U.S. Attorneys' Offices and 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

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Updated March 1, 2024

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 24-89