Galco.jpg                 

  



 

20-Year Illegal Resident Sentenced for Child Pornography Charge
Corpus Christi
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Boy Scout official sentenced to 30 years of prison for sexually exploiting children as well as receiving and distributing child pornography
ߦ   Child Advocates of Fort Bend Named Beneficiary of Fort Bend Junior Service League Sugar Plum Market
ߦ   Coast Guard continues search for 2 fishermen after vessel collision in Galveston
ߦ   Fresno Area Homicide Investigation
ߦ   Gang Member Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of Stolen Firearms
ߦ   Investigation into Assault at 2600 Kettering Drive
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Crash at 7508 Westheimer Road
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3100 Fairdale Lane
ߦ   Investigation into Stabbing Incident at 8610 Almeda Road
ߦ   Mexican Man Sentenced To 13 Months in Federal Prison for Being an Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm
ߦ   Pedestrian Fatality Update
ߦ   Coast Guard searching for 2 fishermen after vessel collision in Galveston
ߦ   Galveston County Citizen's Sheriff's Academy Set
ߦ   Bill would require public release of information related to officer-involved shootings
ߦ   Justice Department Announces Settlement with Walmart Over Discrimination Claim by Naval Reservist
ߦ   Man 54 sentenced to 200 years in federal prison for persistent and perverse sexual exploitation of a child
ߦ   Man 68 Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Murdering Two Coast Guard Employees
ߦ   Mexican National admits to smuggling attempt that led to rollover accident
ߦ   Paris Police Department
ߦ   Restaurant owner sues City of Galveston, Mardi Gras organizer

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 52-year-old illegal alien who resided in Corpus Christi been sentenced to federal prison for possessing more than 10 thousand child pornography images, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Baldemar Cardenas-Martinez pleaded guilty May 20, 2019.

 

Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey ordered Cardenas to serve a 63-month term of imprisonment. After his sentence, he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet and register as a sex offender. Not a U.S. citizen, he is expected to face removal proceedings following his sentence.

 

A Mexican citizen, Cardenas was originally granted a Visa which expired in 1997. He has been illegally present in the United States since that time.

 

The investigation began when authorities went online on a peer-to-peer network which catered to offenders sharing child pornography. Law enforcement was able to download multiple images from the device which belonged to Cardenas.

 

They conducted a search warrant, at which time they seized multiple electronic devices from the residence. A forensic examination of those devices revealed 10,673 child pornography files.

 

The Corpus Christi Police Department – Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brittany L. Jensen is prosecuting the case, which was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood - a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."
Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2020 The Police News. All rights reserved.