Colorado man sentenced to decades in prison for child sex crimes in Guatemala | #predators | #childpredators | #kids


A Colorado man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of children.
Alvaro Castillo, 64, received the sentence on Monday after being found guilty of three counts of production of child pornography, one count of attempted production of child pornography, one count of transportation of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography on Nov. 18, 2020, according to the Department of Justice.
In May 2018, Castillo was in his native country of Guatemala and recorded himself sexually abusing a 13-year-old who was asleep. He also had possessed and transported other images showing child sexual abuse.
Law enforcement officials discovered the evidence during a vehicle search along the United States-Mexico border in October 2019.
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“Alvaro Castillo recorded himself committing unspeakable crimes against a defenseless child in a foreign country,” said acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The department is committed to identifying and prosecuting transnational offenders like Alvaro Castillo, and today’s sentence will protect children in Guatemala and the United States from such predatory behavior.”
In addition to the prison sentence, Castillo will serve supervised release for the rest of his life and was ordered to pay $33,586.89 in restitution.
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“Child victimization is a crime that knows no borders, and HSI, as a global investigative agency, is committed to working with its domestic and international partners to stop these criminals from exploiting innocent children anywhere in the world,” said Special Agent in Charge Erik P. Breitzke for Homeland Security Investigations, El Paso. “We may not be able to undo the damage done, but sentences such as today’s serve to hold child predators accountable and, we hope, help the victims heal.”





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