Federal Charges for Child Pornography
SAN JUAN, PR—Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), San Juan Field Office, announced the arrest of RICARDO BARRIOS-CALDERON and ALFREDO SANTIAGO-ROSARIO.
On February 14, 2017, a criminal complaint charged RICARDO BARRIOS-CALDERON with production of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251(a) and with possession of child pornography involving prepubescent minors, in violation of United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2).
In an unrelated case, on February 14, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a two count indictment charging ALFREDO SANTIAGO-ROSARIO for advertising child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2251(d)(1)(A) and (e) and with possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2).
If convicted, defendant BARRIOS-CALDERON faces up to 50 years’ imprisonment and SANTIAGO-ROSARIO faces up to 30 years’ imprisonment. Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Elba Gorbea is in charge of the prosecution of BARRIOS-CALDERON and AUSA Ginette Milanes of the prosecution of SANTIAGO-ROSARIO.
The public is reminded that criminal complaints and indictments contain only charges and are not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.