Man buys girl cell phone and extorts her to send him nude photosBy Mason White 11:24 AM July 9, 2014
|Antonio Gutierrez insert|
By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on child porn charges.
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez and Carol K.O. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, announced that Antonio Gutierrez, 44, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was sentenced today to 30 years in federal prison for his conviction on three production of child pornography charges.
After he completes his prison sentence, Gutierrez will be on supervised release for five years and will be required to register as a sex offender. Gutierrez also was ordered to pay $14,060 in restitution to the victim for his criminal conduct.
Gutierrez was arrested based on a criminal complaint alleging that he induced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography.
Gutierrez subsequently was charged with three counts of production of child pornography in a superseding indictment alleging that he committed the offenses in Bernalillo County.
Gutierrez was convicted on all three charges after a five-day jury trial. The evidence at trial established that Gutierrez gave the victim a cell phone on her 16th birthday, and told her that he would pay the cell phone service bill if she repaid him with nude photographs of herself, and the victim used her cell phone to take two photographs of herself without clothes and sent the images to Gutierrez’s cell phone.
This began a monthly cycle of Gutierrez refusing to pay for the victim’s cell phone bill unless she provided him with nude photographs of herself. With each passing month, Gutierrez escalated the nature and extent of the sexual conduct in which the victim was required to engage when photographed.
After the victim reported Gutierrez’s unlawful conduct to the Albuquerque Police Department, officers executed a search warrant at Gutierrez’s residence and seized computers, computer-related media and cell phones.
A subsequent forensic examination of Gutierrez’s personal computer revealed many sexually explicit photographs, including sexually explicit photographs of the victim taken by Gutierrez.
Gutierrez testified in his own defense and denied that he produced any child pornography. Gutierrez also claimed that he did not know how the child pornography ended up on his computer.