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Western District of Texas

Thursday, January 8, 2015

San Antonio Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Federal Prison For Receipt Of Child Pornography

In San Antonio today, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia sentenced 43-year-old Raul Salazar to 70 months in federal prison followed by a 20 years of supervised release for receipt of child pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Janice Ayala.

On August 28, 2013, federal and state authorities executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence.  An analysis of computer related equipment collected by authorities revealed that on August 25, 2013, Salazar downloaded and viewed over 150 images depicting child pornography.  On March 3, 2014, Salazar pleaded guilty to the receipt of child pornography charge.

“By conducting these types of investigations, HSI is taking child predators off the Internet, off the streets, and putting them behind bars,” said Special Agent in Charge, Janice Ayala, HSI San Antonio. “Targeting these crimes against children is a high priority for HSI. We will continue to dedicate law enforcement resources to identify and bring to justice child predators that traumatize and victimize children.”

This investigation was conducted by HSI together with the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 8, 2015