Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

A Fort Worth man has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for child pornography offenses.Pedro Jose Meza, 35, had pleaded guilty last July to charges of production and distribution of child pornography.According to court documents, Meza in June 2014 persuaded a six-year-old girl to engage in sexually explicit acts for the purposes of producing a visual depiction of the conduct. The offense took place at a Fort Worth home Meza was living in with the child and her mother.A separate offense occurred in October 2015 when Meza used the internet and the Kik messaging application to distribute a 1½-minute video of an adult male engaging in sexual intercourse with a prepubescent female.The following month, when confronted at his job in Fort Worth by Homeland Security Investigations agents, Meza acknowledged using the app to share child pornography.The cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a national initiative launched by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Continue reading...

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