Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Earlier today, 34-year-old Luis Armando Ontiveros of San Antonio was sentenced to 145 months in federal prison followed by a 30 years of supervised release for receiving of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
On April 25, 2016, Ontiveros pleaded guilty to the charge. By pleading guilty, Ontiveros admitted that from July 2013 until November 2015, he downloaded images and videos involving child pornography from the Internet.
In November 2015, federal authorities arrested Ontiveros following the execution of a search warrant at his residence. A subsequent forensics examination of seized materials, including the defendant’s computer and related media, revealed the presence of approximately 700 images and 270 videos depicting prepubescent children, many of which were engaged in sadistic or masochistic conduct. Ontiveros has remained in federal custody since his arrest.
This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s San Antonio Child Exploitation Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals 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.