FBI San Juan
Supervisory Special Agent Luis A. Rivera-Santana
(787) 759-1550
March 6, 2019

Federal Charges for Transfer of Obscene Matter to a Minor

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 LUIS ALBERTO FALCON-ORTIZ.

On March 06, 2019, FBI agents arrested under a criminal complaint LUIS ALBERTO FALCON-ORTIZ, age 34, from Comerio, Puerto Rico, charging him with transferring obscene material to minors, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1470.

If convicted, FALCON-ORTIZ faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment. Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Nicholas Cannon and Cristina Caraballo are in charge of the prosecution of FALCON-ORTIZ.

The FBI San Juan Child Exploitation Human Trafficking Task Force with the assistance of the HSI-ICE Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force are actively investigating this and all cases involving crimes against children in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Public tips and information assist the FBI and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Citizens with information on crimes against children or other federal crimes are asked to contact the FBI San Juan Field Office at 787-754-6000, or to submit tips through the FBI’s tip line available on our website at Tips.FBI.Gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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.