Mexican National Sentenced to 10 Years for Receiving Child Pornography
Luis Armando Moreno-Ayala, 35, a national of Mexico, was sentenced in federal court Monday, October 19, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska, for receiving child pornography. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief United States District Court Judge, sentenced Moreno-Ayala to a ten-year term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Moreno-Ayala will begin a five-year term of supervised release and most likely will be deported from the United States. Moreno-Ayala was further ordered to pay restitution in the sum of $3,000.
Moreno-Ayala was previously deported from the United States. On September 30, 2013, officers with the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force were investigating individuals sharing child pornography over the Internet. The investigation resulted in a search warrant at a Sarpy County home where Moreno-Ayala rented a room. Forensic analysis of Moreno-Ayala’s hard drives revealed more than 900 videos and 1,200 images of child pornography. These images included toddlers and preteens engaged in sexual acts to include bondage.
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.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.