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Alex Ernesto Calderon Velasquez pleads guilty to child porn charges

12:08 PM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Reston man pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography, officials said. 

Alex Ernesto Calderon Velasquez, 27, communicated with a 14-year-old girl in Texas online, getting her to strip and engage in sexual activity over Skype, officials said.

He recorded and kept the Skype chats on his computer along with other child pornography, officials said.

In another incident, Calderon Velasquez also persuaded and enticed a victim in Arizona to engage in sexually explicit conduct, which he recorded and stored on his laptop, officials said.

"Defendant Velasquez is a cyber-predator-plain and simple," said U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride.  "Using the internet, Velasquez targeted and victimized vulnerable juveniles.  The protection of our children is amongst our highest priorities and we will vigorously prosecute all those that endanger our youth.  I would also like to commend our law enforcement partners for apprehending Velasquez after he fled our jurisdiction during the pendency of his case." 

Calderon Velasquez will be sentenced on October 25, 2013. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison on each count.

He also pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with failure to appear while on pretrial release and faces a separate maximum of ten years of imprisonment on that charge.

    


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