A Lodi man convicted by a federal jury in Newark of child pornography charges is going to prison for at least 10 years.
Martin Villalobos, 41, was found guilty of two counts of distribution of child pornography, two counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography following a one-week trial.
U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler set sentencing for April 11. Sentences range from five to 20 years in federal prison — with a mandatory 10 years on the possession count. Unlike state sentences, federal terms must be served out. Any time off is measured in days and weeks, not months or years.
Villalobos was arrested by special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations after the discovered him sharing the images online, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said. READ MORE....