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Friday, February 21, 2020

Orocovis Man Arrested In Massachusetts On Charges Of Child Pornography

SAN JUAN, P.R. – Jeremy Joel López, 20, from Orocovis, Puerto Rico, was arrested for coercion and enticement of a minor, transfer of obscene material and receipt of child pornography, following an investigation by the FBI Ponce Office and the Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, the Police of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice, District Attorney’s Office for the Region of Aibonito, announced United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, W. Stephen Muldrow.

According to the three-count indictment, from on or about 2018 through September 2019, López used a facility of interstate and foreign commerce to entice and coerce the female minor to engage in sexual activity and received child pornography via messaging applications on his cellular phone.

Assistant United States Attorneys Ginette Milanes and Nicholas W. Cannon, Deputy Chief of the Immigration, Cybercrime, and Child Exploitation Unit, are in charge of the prosecution of the case. If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten (10) years imprisonment, and a statutory maximum sentence up to life incarceration. An indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated February 21, 2020