Dallas Man Sentenced to 188 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction
DALLAS—A Dallas man, Jose de Jesus Galicia-Fuentes, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 188 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in September 2014 to one count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Galicia-Fuentes, 58, was arrested in July 2014 on a related federal criminal complaint; he has been in custody since that time.
According to documents filed in the case, an investigation into the sharing of child pornography files using peer-to-peer networks revealed that a user at a particular IP address, later determined to belong to Galicia-Fuentes, was sharing files indicative of child pornography. The investigation also revealed that as of July 2, 2014, Galicia-Fuentes had 125 files of investigative interest, that is, files with identified child victims or files containing images previously identified as child pornography by law enforcement, available to share.
When law enforcement executed a federal search warrant at his residence on July 9, 2014, they seized a computer containing videos of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit activity. Galicia-Fuentes admitted that he had been viewing child pornography for more than three years, estimating that he has downloaded 100 videos of child pornography. He further admitted he received and possessed videos that included bondage and sadistic acts involving minors and the majority of his child pornography video collection was of prepubescent children.
The matter was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”
The FBI’s Dallas Child Exploitation Task Force and the Dallas Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks prosecuted.