Printed on: May 01, 2013

Mexican man sentenced for child porn


POST REGISTER

BOISE -- Heriberto Aleman-Aguero, a Mexican national who formerly lived in St. Anthony, was sentenced Monday to four years, eight months in prison for possession of sexually explicit images of minors.

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced the sentencing in a news release.

Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Aleman-Aguero, 25, to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term and forfeit property used in committing the crime.

Aleman-Aguero pleaded guilty to the charge in November.

According to the plea agreement, Aleman-Aguero's crime was discovered when he took his cellphone to a repair shop in July 2011. During the course of the repair, the person reprogramming the phone observed several images of suspected child pornography and reported the images to law enforcement.

The Rexburg Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant. Forensic analysis of the phone later confirmed the presence of several sexually explicit images of minors.

Aleman-Aguero admitted in court to possessing the images and knowing the images contained visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and Rexburg Police Department.