Undocumented immigrant in Abbeville sentenced to 90 months for child pornography possession

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LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and six months in prison for using his phone and an online account to acquire and possess child pornography.

Paul Armenta-Bojorquez, 34, of Sinaloa, Mexico, but who resided in Abbeville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of possession of child pornography. According to the May 16, 2018 guilty plea, law enforcement agents interviewed Armenta-Bojorquez on November 13, 2017, regarding possession of child pornography. He told agents that he received child pornography through his phone and then transferred it onto an online account.

Law enforcement agents reviewed the material found on the online account, and it contained child pornography. Some of the material was of children who were younger than 12.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood combines federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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