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October 16, 2015

Registered Sex Offender Heads to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

HOUSTON—Carlos Entenza, 49, of Katy, has been ordered to prison for 10 years following his conviction of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Entenza pleaded guilty Jan. 6, 2015.

Today, U.S. District Judge Gray Miller, took into consideration Entenza’s prior child pornography conviction from Arkansas in 2002 and handed him a sentence of 120 months in federal prison. Entenza will serve 20 years of supervised release following completion of his prison term, during which time he will have to comply to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the Internet. He will also be ordered to continue to register as a sex offender.

Indicted June 9, 2014, Entenza later appeared for a detention hearing before a U.S. Magistrate who found Entenza to be a danger to the community and ordered he be detained.

The investigation revealed Entenza was making child pornography available to others through the use of peer-to-peer software over the Internet. An FBI agent downloaded a video of child pornography from the files Entenza was making available online.

A search warrant was executed Oct. 24, 2013. At that time, agents seized computer media including external hard drives which led to the discovery of more than 250 digital images and approximately 380 videos containing child pornography.

Entenza will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

These charges were the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Innocent Images Task Force.

This case, prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sherri L. Zack, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

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