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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Homestead Resident was Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Child Pornography

A Homestead resident was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas to 24 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing child pornography.

 

Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made the announcement.

 

Bismarck Antonio Vargas, 43, of Homestead, previously pled to guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(4)(B).

 

According to court documents, on or about September 22, 2011, in Broward County, in the Southern District of Florida, Vargas possessed an Apple iPhone containing 67 photos depicting child pornography. Among these images were pictures of prepubescent minors. Based on a forensic examination, the images of child pornography were uploaded to the iPhone between July 26, 2011 and September 19, 2011. Vargas viewed images of minor females and saved some of the images to his cellular telephone.

 

Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the FBI. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua S. Rothstein.

 

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 22, 2017