Crimes Against Children Task Force Arrests 4 Individuals for Sexual Exploitation Offenses | USAO-PR

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A federal grand jury in San Juan, Puerto Rico returned the following indictments, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico.

Luis X. De Leon-Gonzalez was charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Receipt of Exploitation Material in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2252A(a)(5)(B) and 2252A(a)(A) and (B) and faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years of in prison for the receipt charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daynelle Alvarez is prosecuting the case.  The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.

Roberto Gonzalez-Medina was charged with violations Distribution and Possession of Child Exploitation Material in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2252A(a)(2)(A) (Distribution of; 2252 A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2)  and faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison if convicted of the Distribution charge. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Colon is the prosecutor assigned to the case.   Homeland Security Investigations is the lead investigative agency.

Efrain Orama-Acevedo was charged with Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor, Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography, and Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2422(b), 2252 (a)(2); and 1470(b)(2) respectively. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison for the Coercion and Enticement Count. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenifer Hernandez is prosecuting the case. The investigation was handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office also filed a criminal complaint against Emmanuel Romero De Jesus charging him with Sexual Exploitation of a Child (Production of Child Exploitation Material), Coercion and Enticement of a Minor, Receipt of Child Sexual Exploitation Material, Transfer of Obscene Material and Interstate Threatening Communications in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2251 (a), 2422(b), 2252(a)(2), 1470 and 875(d) respectively. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison for the Production of Child Exploitation Material Count. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas W. Cannon is prosecuting the case. The investigation was handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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