DALLAS — Gregorio Alexandro Landeros,
30, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Sidney
A. Fitzwater to 210 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea to one
count of receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox
of the Northern District of Texas.
According to the plea agreement factual resume filed in the case, in June 2015,
the father of a fourteen year old minor female child, Jane Doe 1, reported that
he had reviewed his daughter’s cellular telephone and noticed that a person
named “Alex” had sent nude videos to the child and requested that the child
send photos and videos of herself to him. Texts from “Alex” stated that he was
17 years old and that Jane Doe 1 had told “Alex” she was 15 years old. Text
messages were also sent to Jane Doe 1 directing her on how to produce sexually
explicit videos. Law enforcement determined that the cellular telephone number
used by “Alex” belonged to Landeros.
A search warrant was obtained for Landeros’ cell phone and a review of the
phone revealed images of child pornography of Jane Doe 1 that Landeros had the
child produce and send to him.
On March 30, 2016, Landeros was arrested and consented to an interview,
according to the plea agreement factual resume. Landeros admitted to using his
cellular telephone to misrepresent himself as a teenage male to Jane Doe 1 and
multiple other minor females in hopes of obtaining sexual images from them.
Landeros solicited female minors because he felt they were the most likely to
provide him with nude images. Landeros used the photographs of younger friends
and random nude images from the internet to mask his identity while
communicating with the children.
At the time of his arrest, Landeros possessed a total of 206 images and 22
videos of child pornography on his cellular telephone.
case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative
launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of
child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the
Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood
leverages federal, state and local resources to better investigate, apprehend
and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children. Project Safe
Childhood also prioritizes identifying and rescuing victims. For more
information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more
information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on
the tab “resources.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Shane Read prosecuted.