Federal Judge Sentences Man to Over 10 Years in Prison For Sex CrimePress Release
DEL RIO, TEXAS -- United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr. and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden announced late last week, that a federal judge in Del Rio has sentenced Ramiro Martinez, 30, to 121 months in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release for possession of child pornography .
During last Monday’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Alia Moses also ordered that Martinez pay a $2,000 fine and forfeit his computer and other property he used in the commission of the offense.
On May 21, 2015, Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child porn, thereby admitting that from August 2014 through October 2014, he was in possession of child pornography.
On October 30, 2014, HSI agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and seized the defendant’s computer and other related material. A forensics examination of the seized items revealed the presence of more than 125 images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children.
“As this sentence makes clear, those who exploit innocent children will face serious consequences,” said Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, HSI San Antonio. “Targeting these crimes is a high priority for HSI. We will continue to dedicate law enforcement resources to identify and bring to justice child predators that traumatize and victimize children.”
HSI conducted this investigation and the Assistant United States Attorney Matthew H. Watters prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.