Sulphur Springs restaurant owner guilty of child exploitation violations

A Sulphur Springs man has been found guilty of child exploitation charges.

53-year-old Fernando Sosa-Pintor was found guilty of two counts of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography.

According to the indictment, detectives from the Garland Police Department and the Longview Police Department conducted undercover investigations into peer-to-peer file sharing networks in August 2014.

Detectives testified at trial that they downloaded videos of child pornography from an IP address that was traced back to Tradicion Mexicana, a restaurant owned by Sosa-Pintor in Sulphur Springs. 

Members of the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Tradicion Mexicana on Sep. 23, 2014, at which time they recovered a desktop computer that contained other child pornography videos. Officers testified at trial that Sosa-Pintor spoke with them and admitted to using the peer-to-peer file sharing program to obtain child pornography. 

 

(© 2016 KYTX)


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