For the City Times
MADISON, WIS. — John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Adrian Jaimes, 22, Nekoosa, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 97 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography.
This prison term is to be followed by 20 years of supervised release. Jaimes pleaded guilty to this charge on October 20, 2016.
Beginning in August 2015, Jaimes pretended to be a teenage girl in order to convince an 11-year-old victim to send the defendant naked pictures through the ‘Kik’ App. When the victim later told the defendant he did not want to send any more pictures, the defendant pretended to be a second teenager in order to get the victim to continue sending sexually explicit pictures and videos.
Agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home and accessed his Dropbox account. There were approximately 103 images of five different victims in the Dropbox account. Jaimes was interviewed and admitted communicating with the young victims and obtaining sexually explicit photos. He also admitted that once he obtained the photos, he sent them to other people.
In sentencing Jaimes, Judge Peterson noted that while the defendant was young, his conduct was predatory, involved multiple victims, and that by distributing the pictures, the defendant multiplied the crime.
The charge against Jaimes was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, and Plainfield (Ill.) Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.