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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Rogers Man Sentenced To Over 7 Years in Federal Prison For Child Pornography

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Jose Wilfredo Morales-Carpio, age 27, of Rogers, Arkansas was sentenced today to 91 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole followed by five years of supervised release for one count of Receiving Child Pornography. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, in July of 2018, officers with the Northwest Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that at least 3 image files of child pornography were uploaded to Facebook by an individual residing in Rogers, Arkansas. During the ensuing investigation, law enforcement executed a search warrant on the Rogers residence of Morales-Carpio. A subsequent forensic examination of multiple devices seized as evidence revealed numerous images of child pornography. Law enforcement also located and interviewed Morales-Carpio who admitted to utilizing an internet based application called “WhatsApp,” to obtain child pornography.

Morales-Carpio was indicted in August 2018 on federal charges and plead guilty in November 2018.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Northwest Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 6, 2019