El Paso Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography
In El Paso, 42–year-old Eric Flores was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for production of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist, El Paso Division.
In addition to the prison term, United States District Judge Philip R. Martinez ordered that Flores be placed on supervised release for life after completing his prison term.
On October 21, 2015, Flores pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography. By pleading guilty, Flores admitted that on September 13, 2013, he produced visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Flores has remained in federal custody since his arrest by FBI agents on May 6, 2015.
“FBI El Paso is committed to serve our community, particularly those who cannot protect themselves, our children,” stated FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas E. Lindquist.
This case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rifian Newaz.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.