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Former Federal Law Enforcement Officer Sentenced to 108 Months for Distribution and Possession Of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Today, August 5, 2019, Honorable Judge Pedro Delgado sentenced 59-year-old Alfredo Maysonet-Galarza to 108 months of imprisonment to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distributing and possessing child pornography material involving prepubescent minors, announced US Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Maysonet-Galarza was a former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agent at the time of his arrest in 2016.

The investigation revealed that in May of 2015, the IP address assigned to Alfredo Maysonet-Galarza’s residence shared child pornography. A subsequent search warrant for his residence and electronic devices found more than 1,000 videos of child pornography hidden under several subfolders on Maysonet-Galarza’s computers and hard drives.

“The United States Attorney’s Office will investigate and prosecute those who commit crimes against our children no matter who they are or where they are employed,” said United States Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. “We will continue to work with our federal and local law enforcement partners to identify, investigate, apprehend, and prosecute anyone who sexually exploits children and deprives them of their innocence.”

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Cristina Caraballo prosecuted the case. The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated August 6, 2019

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