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Friday, February 14, 2020

Ponce Man Arrested On Charges Of Child Pornography

SAN JUAN, P.R. – Ángel Miguel Rivera-Quiñones, 74, from Ponce, Puerto Rico, was arrested for production of child pornography, coercion and enticement of a minor, and receipt of child pornography, following an investigation by the FBI, the Police of Puerto Rico, and the Department of Justice for the Region of Ponce, announced United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, W. Stephen Muldrow.

According to the three-count indictment, from on or about 2015 through 2018, Rivera-Quiñones induced a female minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. The defendant used a facility of interstate and foreign commerce to entice and coerce the female minor to engage in sexual activity and received the child pornography depictions via computer.

Assistant United States Attorneys Linet Suárez 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 fifteen (15) years imprisonment, and a statutory maximum sentence of 30 years’ incarceration per count. 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 14, 2020