Pennsylvania man charged with child pornography charges
PHILADELPHIA—On Nov. 15, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that an Oxford, Pennsylvania man, was charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography, following an investigation by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Jose Carrillo, 27, was federally indicted and charged with trafficking in and possessing more than 37,000 images and videos of pornographic images of children, toddlers, and infants on the Internet. The indictment charges the defendant with committing these crimes as recently as October 19, 2018.
If convicted, Carrillo faces a statutory maximum sentence of 80 years incarceration, a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment, 5 years up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $1,000,000 fine, a $400 special assessment, and, if found not to be indigent, an additional $20,000 special assessment..
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rotella.
This investigation was conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 16,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2016, more than 2,600 child predators were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative and more than 800 victims identified or rescued.
HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. From outside the U.S. and Canada, callers should dial 802-872-6199. Hearing impaired users can call TTY 802-872-6196.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.
For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI’s Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page. HSI is a founding member of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.
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