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Man from Las Cruces, New Mexico pleads guilty to federal child pornography charge

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

           ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Armando Gonzalez, 38, of Las Cruces, New Mexico pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces on Mar. 17 to production of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

           According to Gonzalez’s plea agreement, he admitted producing a video on his mobile phone on Jun. 3, 2019, showing sexually explicit conduct involving a child.  Gonzalez also admitted sending the video to another person by social media.

           Gonzalez is currently in custody awaiting sentencing.  He faces from 15 to 30 years in prison for this offense. 

           Homeland Security Investigations, the Las Cruces Police Department, and New Mexico State Police investigated this case. Assistant U.S Attorney Marisa A. Ong is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 18, 2020

Press Release Number: 20-048