Reston Man Indicted for Fleeing to Texas While on Pre-Trial Release for Alleged Child Pornography Offenses
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 26, 2013|
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Alex Ernesto Calderon Velasquez, 27, of Reston, Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on a charge of failure to appear after pre-trial release.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Valerie Parlave, Assistant Director in Charge of FBI’s Washington Field Office; and Lt. Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Acting Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement following return of the indictment.
Velasquez faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if convicted of failing to appear.
According to the indictment and other public records, Velasquez was scheduled to plead guilty on May 24, 2013, to production of child pornography before United States District Court Judge Anthony J. Trenga in United States v. Alex Ernesto Calderon Velasquez, but he did not appear as directed. Velasquez allegedly disabled his electronic monitoring bracelet, fled the area, and was later arrested on June 7, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.
This case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation Task Force, the Fairfax County Police Department, and the Harris County Constable’s Office in Texas.
Assistant United States Attorneys Alexander T.H. Nguyen, Jay V. Prabhu, and Matthew Gardner are prosecuting the case behalf of the United States.
Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.