Man sentenced for production of child porn involving girl

Published On: Dec 11 2012 10:59:57 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 44-year-old Jacksonville man was sentenced Monday to 19 years and seven months in federal prison for the production of child pornography involving a minor.

Alfredo Riquene was also sentenced to a concurrent term of eight years imprisonment for making false statements to the FBI. The court also ordered Riquene to serve a 10-year term of supervised release, following his release from prison, and to register as a sex offender and forfeit his computer media.

According to court testimony and evidence introduced during trial, from Feb. 24, 2010, through March 31, 2010, Riquene engaged in commercial sex acts with a 15-year-old girl on five to 10 occasions at his home in Jacksonville. The child had become addicted to crack cocaine and was introduced to prostitution by other individuals as a way to obtain more crack cocaine or money to purchase more of the drug.

On one such occasion, while the girl and Riquene were engaged in a commercial sex act, he made a video recording of the sexually explicit conduct.

On July 28, 2010, a FBI agent and three Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives interviewed Riquene at his home. Riquene acknowledged that he knew girl. However, when asked about his relationship with her, Riquene falsely stated that she had never been in his bedroom or in any part of his house, that he had never had sex with her, and that he had never touched her.

Information obtained during the investigation revealed that the girl, in fact, used Riquene's computer to access her Myspace account while she was at Riquene's home. Subsequent search warrants and a forensic analysis of the computer media located at Riquene's home revealed that the girl's Myspace account had been accessed using his computer.

Moreover, several videos were discovered on Riquene's computer hard disk drive, including one depicting the girl and Riquene engaged in sexually explicit conduct. At least two other videos showed Riquene engaged in commercial sex acts with adult female prostitutes.

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