A 34-year-old Texas man has admitted to receipt of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
As part of his plea, Esteban Luna-Caudillo admitted to receiving files containing child pornography from May 10, 2019, through May 18, 2022, by utilizing an online-based cloud storage account.
Luna-Caudillo also admitted that a portion of the files he received depicted prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
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At the time of his arrest, Luna-Caudillo provided his phone to law enforcement. Within the phone, federal agents found over 100 videos of minors aged from approximately three to 12 years old engaged in illicit sexual activity with adults.
U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez has set sentencing for Feb. 16, 2023. At that time, Luna-Caudillo faces a mandatory minimum of five and up to 20 years in federal prison.
He has been and will remain in custody pending that hearing. Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation.