Sacramento Man Sentence to 30 Years For Distribution of Child Pornography

July 3, 2017 |   A Sacramento man was sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction for child sexual exploitation and ...



July 3, 2017 |  

A Sacramento man was sentenced to 20 years in prison following his conviction for child sexual exploitation and distribution of child pornography.

Antonio Alexander Rojas, 58, of Sacramento, was sentenced on Friday, June 30 by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. Rojas has been in custody since his arrest on June 13, 2014.
“Today’s sentence is necessary to protect the public from further crimes by this defendant," prosecuting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert said. "He used his relative wealth and privilege in this country to exploit impoverished people overseas. It is our goal to ensure that this defendant never harms another child.”
“This case sends a clear message to those who seek, consume, and distribute child pornography," Acting Special Agent in Charge Voviette Morgan of the FBI Sacramento field office said. “This investigation reminds those who are considering committing similar crimes that the FBI continues to collaborate with our international and task force partners to ensure the exploitation of vulnerable children is investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
According to court documents, between August 5, 2013, and April 5, 2014, Rojas offered to pay money to individuals living in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries to produce photographs and videos of minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In some instances, Rojas sought images of children as young as nine years old.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew G. Morris prosecuted the case.
Rojas has been in custody since his arrest on June 13, 2014.





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