Ceres man sentenced to federal prison for child porn

November 4, 2013 

A judge on Monday sentenced a 34-year-old Ceres man to 10 years and seven months in federal prison for downloading child pornography from the Internet. Oscar Raya pleaded guilty Aug. 26 to receiving child pornography and has been in custody since, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Ishii also ordered Raya to serve 25 years of supervised release. The defendant will be required to register as a sex offender, and his access to minors, computers and the Internet will be restricted. Federal prosecutors said Raya communicated with the undercover investigator from June 14, 2012, to Aug. 7, 2012. They said Raya wanted to place an order for what he thought were several DVDs containing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Raya selected several videos that purportedly had sexual images of prepubescent minors, according to the prosecutors. An undercover U.S. postal inspector delivered the material to Raya’s home on Aug. 7, 2012. Investigators searched Raya’s home and found a computer that contained numerous images of child pornography downloaded from the Internet, the prosecutors said.

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