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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 24, 2022

California Man Going To Prison For Receiving Child Pornography

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.- U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jorge Alvarez, 28, of Los Angeles, CA, who was convicted of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron J. Mango, Douglas A. C. Penrose, and Caitlin M. Higgins, who handled the case, stated that between June 18 and July 23, 2018, Alvarez engaged in sexually explicit conversations via Instagram and text message with a 14-year-old female (Minor Victim) who told Alvarez that she was 14 years-old. During those conversations, Alvarez sent the Minor Victim naked pictures of himself and discussed having sexual contact with the Minor Victim. The Minor Victim sent Alvarez photographs of herself at his request.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Depew Police Department, under the direction of Chief Jerome Miller; the Cheektowaga Police Department, under the direction of Chief Brian Gould; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 6, 2022