LaVista Man Sentenced to 90 Months for Receiving Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jossue Alva-Perez, age 20, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for receiving child pornography. The Honorable John M. Gerrard sentenced Alva-Perez to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons for a term of ninety (90) months. There is no parole in the federal penal system. After his release from prison Alva-Perez will begin a fifteen year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
The FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force was able to download several images of child pornography from a computer located within Alva-Perez’s home in LaVista, Nebraska. One of the images involved a six year old female engaged in sexual intercourse with an adult male.
A search warrant was executed at the LaVista residence on January 14, 2013. A total of 94 videos and 75 single images of child pornography were discovered by law enforcement. The child pornography was found on Alva-Perez’s computer and a cell phone. His collection primarily depicted girls between the ages of 9 and 12. The collection included bondage and numerous videos of prepubescent children engaged in oral, vaginal and anal sex with adult males. Alva-Perez had attempted to surreptitiously video another resident of the home as they showered.
This matter was investigated by the Omaha FBI’s Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF), of which the Nebraska State Patrol is a partner. The Omaha CCTF is a multi-jurisdictional task force consisting of eleven federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from Nebraska and Iowa. The mission of the Omaha CCTF is to investigate and apprehend high technology criminals and to protect our communities by preventing high technology crime and national security threats involving computers and computer networks. The Omaha CCTF was established on the premise that the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to investigate computer and high technology related crimes are enhanced in a task force setting involving the sharing of resources and expertise.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.