Man who photographed sex abuse of child headed to prison

A southern Illinois man has received a 45-year prison sentence for the production, distribution and receipt of child pornography.
    
U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce said Wednesday 34-year-old Miguel Angel Vasquez Torres of Beckemeyer admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing a minor over the course of several years and photographing the acts of abuse.
    
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that in May 2015, the FBI received information regarding an individual who was uploading video and image files containing child porn to an Internet storage account that belonged to Vasquez Torres. Authorities say a forensic examination of his telephone revealed about 440 images of the sexual abuse.
    
Vasquez Torres was ordered to pay a $300 special assessment. He will be on federal supervised release for 10 years after he is released from prison.

Related Articles

Man pleads not guilty to murder in 5-year-old’s death A man accused of killing a 5-year-old Kentucky boy after throwing his mother from a cliff has pleaded not guilty to murder.
U.S. appeals ruling that blocks cutting off sanctuary cities The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling that blocks its effort to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with ...
Tattoos, piercings could affect future job chances for teens The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with its first ever recommendations on tattoos and piercings for teens.