David Pagan-Gonzalez Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
|FBI San Juan December 12, 2013|
SAN JUAN—Special Agent in Charge Carlos Cases of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) San Juan Division, announced the arrest of David Pagan-Gonzalez on charges related to child pornography. On December 12, 2013, Pagan-Gonzalez was taken into custody by the FBI and charged with transportation of child pornography and receipt of child pornography.
A federal complaint states that a laptop belonging to Pagan-Gonzalez contained approximately 600 images and eight videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Pagan-Gonzalez would both send and receive images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct through the peer to peer online social media site Skype. In addition, several social media chats were also retrieved where Pagan-Gonzalez was sending and receiving images and videos of child pornography. In at least two of the chats, Pagan-Gonzalez told at least two online users that he had sexual contact with two children, one female 8 years of age and the other a male 2 years of age.
If convicted, the defendant faces imprisonment for not less than 30 years or for life.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Julia M. Meconiates, and it is being investigated by the FBI.
The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.