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Duson man sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for child porn

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 17:26:24-04

A Duson man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for producing child pornography.

Pedro Aguirre-Nunez, 39, had pleaded guilty to production of child pornography. He was sentenced to 18 years, eight months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

On March 29, 2019, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of indecent behavior with a juvenile at a residence in Duson, Louisiana. Law enforcement officers learned that videos of Aguirre-Nunez molesting a minor girl had been discovered on the cloud account associated with his phone.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the cloud account and found three videos. The videos were taken on a smart phone and synched with the cloud account associated with that phone. A forensic review determined that the videos had been taken a few months prior to the discovery of them. All three of the videos were taken while the minor child was asleep.

On October 17, 2019, Aguirre-Nunez admitted that he did in fact produce the visual depictions of conduct with the minor child by using his smart phone and pled guilty to Production of Child Pornography in federal court.

Aguirre-Nunez is a citizen and national of Mexico and did not have legal status in the United States on the dates these crimes were committed. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Ayo prosecuted the case. This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.