Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for child pornography

Federal Judge Raul Arias Marxuach sentenced Francisco Javier Ortiz Colon to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of 19 counts of child pornography last November.

The convictions were produced against Ortiz Colón for incidents that occurred between 2019 and 2020, for which he faced eight charges of coercion and solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual conduct, nine for the production of child pornography. and two for receiving child pornography. And keep the above material.

During the trial it emerged that the convict coerced nine females between the ages of 9 and 14 to carry out sexually explicit activities in order to create pornographic material. The federal prosecutor’s office reported that Ortiz Colon had several Instagram accounts where he posed as a woman in order to commit the crimes for which he faced prison.

Among the facts, the convict asked the survivors for photographs of their armpits and breasts. However, after receiving this material, he would blackmail them into sending more pornographic images.

Agents from the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed multiple search warrants at the address that identified the IP address of Ortiz Colón’s Instagram account and found him in possession of the smartphone through which those Instagram accounts were controlled. were used to extort minor victims.

“The sentence imposed today reflects the heinous nature of the crimes committed by the defendant and the abuse inflicted on its victims,” ​​said W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.

“The United States Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners will proactively investigate and prosecute the misuse of social media platforms to commit these heinous crimes,” it said.

On the other hand, HSI’s Acting Special Agent, Rebecca González Ramos, indicated that “today’s sentencing not only brings to an end a long and emotional process of victim testimony that has affected all those present in court, but most of the significant Ironically, this ends the situation for all the children who were mercilessly attacked by this predator.

“This man once told one of his victims that he would never be caught by law enforcement, he thought he was above the law, taking advantage of our kids. He was arrested by HSI and tried by a jury Found guilty by the CBI, it is time for him to face a longer prison term.”

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