San Antonio Man Charged with Receipt of Child Pornography
In San Antonio this morning, federal and state authorities arrested 25-year old Guadalupe Garcia, III, for receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash, FBI San Antonio Division Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.
A federal complaint filed yesterday charged Garcia of San Antonio, Texas, with one count of receipt of child pornography. According to the criminal complaint, the investigation was initiated after the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicating an unknown subscriber uploaded multiple image and video files associated with child pornography to his file hosting service account. The case was then referred to the FBI San Antonio office. During the course of the investigation, agents and task force officers with the FBI San Antonio Child Exploitation Task Force located a device belonging to the defendant. A preliminary forensic examination of the device revealed the presence of child pornography.
Upon conviction, Garcia faces up to 20 years in federal prison. He remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing which is expected to occur next week in U.S. Magistrate court in San Antonio.
This investigation is being conducted by the FBI San Antonio Child Exploitation Task Force which includes the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Thompson is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.