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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 9, 2015

Twenty Year-Old Man Sentenced For Child Pornography

SAN JUAN, P.R. – Today, defendant Anthony Alemàn-Pagàn was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 97 months followed by 18 years of Supervised Release Term by US District Court Judge Daniel R. Domínguez, announced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.

On June 13, 2012, Alemàn-Pagàn was charged with transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography. According to the charging document, Alemàn-Pagàn knowingly sent an email message from his personal email account to more than 50 addressees containing two compressed files entitled “Girls.zip” and “Boys.zip, which when extracted revealed images depicting graphic and violent images of child pornography. The indictment revealed that, on several occasions, he received files containing child pornography. On April 3, 2014, the defendant pled guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.

“I sincerely hope that a sentence of 8 years incarceration sends a clear message to anyone who knowingly searches for, receives and downloads images of child pornography from the internet.  If you do or have considered doing so, please think long and hard what a sentence of 8 years incarceration would do to your life and that of your family.  The U.S. Department of Justice, through its Project Safe Childhood, continues day-in and day-out investigating and prosecuting online sexual predators of minors,” said United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez.

The investigation was led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (DHS) and the Puerto Rico Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marshal Morgan.

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Updated April 10, 2015