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Defendant Sentenced to Maximum Federal Prison Term on Child Pornography and False Identification Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 20, 2010
  • Western District of Texas (210) 384-7100

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that in Waco this afternoon, United States District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced 31-year-old Juan Pablo Marquez, of Monterrey, Mexico, to a maximum 35 years in federal prison on child pornography and possession of false identification charges.

On August 5, 2010, Marquez pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and possession of false identification documents. According to court records, on March 3, 2010, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting in an undercover capacity on the Internet, observed Marquez sharing approximately 23,000 images of child pornography. During a search warrant of the defendant’s residence, authorities confiscated computers, computer related media, a digital camera, a video camera, a videotape, cell phones, iPods, and several false identification documents including three fake Social Security cards and two fake permanent resident cards. The videotape contained footage of the defendant sexually assaulting children while in Mexico.

This case was investigated by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service together with deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Greg Gloff prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

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