Previously Deported Illegal Alien Now Sentenced for Child Porn

By Michael W. Chapman | October 9, 2018 | 5:33 PM EDT

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(CNSNews.com) -- An illegal alien who had previously been deported was caught in Aspen Hill, Maryland, prosecuted, and sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography, reported the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.

Jimmy Orlando Varela-Reyes, 25, is a Honduran national who was deported on July 9, 2012 and who illegally reentered the United States prior to July 2017. He has been living in Aspen Hill, Md., according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, "the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a cybertip from Facebook in July 2017 that Varela-Reyes’ Facebook account had been used to entice a female to produce and send sexually explicit images via private message. Investigation showed that Varela-Reyes enticed and coerced a 13-year-old girl to send him the sexually explicit images."

"After obtaining search warrants, law enforcement determined the location of Varela’s cellular telephone to be a particular apartment in Aspen Hill, Maryland," said the U.S. Attorney's office in a statement.  "A federal search warrant was executed at the apartment and Varela-Reyes was present.  His cellular telephone was seized and a preview of the phone revealed the photographs provided in the Facebook cybertip."

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Varela-Reyes to two years in prison, to be followed by six years of supervised release. 

"As part of his plea agreement, Varela-Reyes also acknowledged that he is in the United States illegally and that he will be deported upon the completion of his sentence," reads the statement

The Attorney's Office also reported that Gary Keith Pinkowski, 33, of Catonsville, Md., who has prior sex offense convictions, "pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, which he obtained using public computers at a library."

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Pinkowski had used a digital camera to take a picture of a six-year-old boy showering in a stall at a recreation center. The boy saw him and alerted his father, who was nearby. Police were able to identify Pinkowski because of his black and green plaid swimtrunks, which staff members recognized. 

Baltimore County police officers then "found Pinkowski near the men’s shelter where he lived and recovered a digital camera containing an SD memory card, a second SD memory card, and multiple USB drives," said the U.S. Attorney's Office.  "One of the SD cards contained the photos of the boy, who was showering in his swim trunks, as well as child pornography.

"Pinkowski admitted that he used one of the USB drives to access child pornography using the public computers at a library," said the Attorney's Office. "The USB drive contained a file that ran software that permits anonymous communication on the web."

"Since the library computer would not permit downloads, Pinkowski used his digital camera to take videos or pictures of the computer screen," reads the Attorney's Office statement.   "Pinkowski and the government have agreed that, if the Court accepts the plea, Pinkowski will be sentenced to 24 years in federal prison."


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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman