An investigation by the FBI and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in putting another child pornographer behind bars for 95 years.
U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez sentenced Luis Moreno, 31, to 95 years in federal prison this morning for using and making children have sex for pornographic images he shared with others.
According to Federal Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez, if Moreno can live long enough in prison to get out, he will still face a lifetime of supervised release.
Moreno was charged with many counts of sexual exploitation including “12 counts of production of child pornography, two counts of receipt of child pornography, and two counts of possession of child pornography,” Pittman announced.
In a FBI release, Moreno, who pleaded guilty in August, “used minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct. Testimony during today’s sentencing hearing revealed that Moreno initially used his cell phone, then when the memory was full, a children’s electronic game device, to capture, store, receive, and distribute hundreds of images of child pornography.”
Judge Rodriguez also ordered Moreno to not have any contact with any of the victims in these cases.
“This investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and investigators from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, both members of the San Antonio Child Exploitation Task Force,” announced Agent Fernandez. “Assistant United States Attorneys Bettina Richardson and Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.”