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Guam – A child pornography case has just been unsealed in federal court, and the defendant, Joseph B. Pangelinan Jr. could be released from prison.

Pangelinan Jr. was indicted on a single charge of receipt of child pornography. The indictment has little information about the alleged crime but it does say it occurred between January to November 2015.

In order for a child pornography case to be tried in the federal court system, the elements of the crime must have occurred in interstate and foreign commerce, which includes computers.

The indictment also says if Pangelinan were convicted, he would have to forfeit a number of items to the court, to include any books, magazines, films, as well as other items they have identified, including four different computer tablets, a computer tower, a modem and 85 compact discs.

In court yesterday the parties argued about Pangelinan’s release which ended in the agreement that the U.S. Probation Office would inspect Pangelinan’s home to “determine if it is suitable for electronic monitoring.”

Once a report is filed with the court, Pangelinan’s next hearing date will be scheduled.

Meanwhile, trial has been scheduled for January 17 at 10 am.