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Mexican National Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

DEL RIO, Texas – A Mexican national was sentenced in a federal court in Del Rio to 121 months in prison for access with intent to view child pornography.

According to court documents, Felipe De Jesus Solis-Rivera, 32, of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico was reported for taking photos of a man in the restroom of an Eagle Pass store on July 14, 2019. Solis-Rivera voluntarily allowed authorities to look at the contents of his phone. Eagle Pass Police discovered videos and photos depicting child sexual abuse material.

Solis-Rivera was arrested July 14, 2019 and transferred into federal custody July 23, 2019. He pleaded guilty July 10, 2021.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas made the announcement.

The HSI and Eagle Pass Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah Spears, Rex Beasley and Antonio Franco Jr. prosecuted the case.

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 CEOS, 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.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated May 20, 2024

Topic
Project Safe Childhood