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

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that John K. Carrillo, 35, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that on November 11, 2014, the defendant possessed images and videos of child pornography which were stored on a laptop computer. Carrillo obtained the images and videos over the internet. 

At the time, an undercover FBI agent logged onto a peer-to-peer sharing program downloaded 69 images and seven videos of child pornography directly from a username belonging to the defendant. At the time of this download, the defendant possessed the images and videos of child pornography on his laptop computer which was located in his residence in Williamsville, New York.

On February 27, 2015, while Carrillo was then living in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he was found to again be utilizing a peer-to-peer network to distribute child pornography.  Some of the images and videos depicted violence involving minors less than 12 years old. 

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge, Adam Cohen.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 13, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Updated March 9, 2016