On Tuesday, Harris County sheriff's deputies arrested Juan Osuna, 45, at his Houston-area home. Several videos of children between eight and 12-years of age engaged in sexual acts were found in the Mexican national's possession, according to detectives.
The Harris County Precinct 4 Constables Office, US Homeland Security and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were all involved in the investigation, which led to Osuna's arrest.
Osuna has been charged with possession of child pornography, and is currently being held at the Harris County Jail on an ICE detainer. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 23.
While Osuna's charges are disgusting, he is only the latest Mexican national to be charged with child pornography in this country...
-On March 12, 2014, Jesus Israel Perez Salgado, 38, was arrested in Tijuana following a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Mexican Attorney General's Office. Investigators determined that Salgado was receiving numerous child pornographic images through social media accounts.
Salgado, who works as a fitness instructor, would convince young girls to send him nude photos of themselves, which he later used to "extort additional images," according to an ICE press release.
-On Aug. 22, 2013, Gerardo Perez Bercian, 36, was charged with possessing child pornography, distributing child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility. He was arrested at his home in Emsworth, Penn.
The illegal alien had been living in the U.S. for at least a year, under a stolen identity. Several videos depicting children engaged in sexual activity were found on his computer.
-On July 29, 2013, Ricardo Reyes, 33, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for receiving child pornography. Investigators discovered about 100 videos in his South Omaha, Neb., home.
The criminal complaint stated: "The compilation video has numerous children from two to nine years of age engaged in oral and vaginal sex." One of the videos was listed as "...prepubescent child in oral, vaginal, and anal sex."
-On Nov. 28, 2012, Heriberto Aleman-Aguero, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Idaho to possessing images of child pornography. The Mexican national's large store of pornographic images were discovered by a technician at a cellphone retailer, when Aleman-Aguero left his phone at the store to be repaired.
Investigators found more than a dozen pornographic images of minors, "including depictions of pre-teen children engaged in sexual acts with adults, stated a press release.
-On Dec. 15, 2011, Jose J. Lazalde-Gonzalez, 30, a previously deported illegal alien, was indicted by a federal grand jury for using a minor to produce child pornography. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri, the Mexican national "used a minor to produce child pornography on Aug. 16, 2011.
Unfortunately, acts of child sexual expolitation committed by illegal aliens is nothing new. However, there seems to be an epidemic of child pornography possession and distribution being committed in this country, specifically by Mexican nationals.
Last year, Mexico achieved the notorious distinction as the world's number one distributor and the second largest producer of child pornography.
In September 2013, during a speech at the "Combatting Child and Adolescent Pornography" conferrence, Mexican Senator Gabriela Cuevas stated that at least 85,000 Mexican children have been forced into child pornography.
Jacobo Bello, a cyber crimes expert with the Mexican national police, said 16 people were arrested in 2012, though some 11,000 child pornography cases had been filed. Current Mexican laws do not require internet service providers to hand over information to law enforcement on users who regularly distribute child pornographic images, making investigations very difficult, reported InsightCrime.
There are reportedly more than 1,300 Mexican websites dedicated to distributing child pornography. Obviously, the cultural acceptance of viewing children as sexual objects is crossing our border, along with the cheap labor.