San Antonio Man Sentenced to 95 Years in Federal Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2013|
In San Antonio this morning, United States District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced 31-year-old Luis Moreno to 95 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for the sexual exploitation of a child announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge Armando Fernandez.
In August, Moreno pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with 12 counts of production of child pornography, two counts of receipt of child pornography, and two counts of possession of child pornography.
According to court records, on various occasions between April 2010 and his arrest in September 2011, Moreno used minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. Testimony during today’s sentencing hearing revealed that Moreno initially used his cell phone, then when the memory was full, a children’s electronic game device, to capture, store, receive, and distribute hundreds of images of child pornography.
Following today’s hearing, Judge Rodriguez issued a “no contact” order prohibiting Moreno from having any contact with the victims of these offenses.
This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and investigators from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, both members of the San Antonio Child Exploitation Task Force. Assistant United States Attorneys Bettina Richardson and Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.