SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Anildar Valdimir Roblero-Gomez, age 25, a citizen of Mexico who had been living in Ellisburg, New York, was charged in United States District Court with transportation and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, New York State Police Acting Superintendent Keith Corlett, and Resident Agent in Charge Jake Healey, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Syracuse, New York.
Roblero-Gomez, made his initial appearance in federal court today before United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks, who ordered that he be detained pending resolution of the charges. Roblero-Gomez is also being held on an immigration detainer as he is unlawfully present in the United States.
The criminal complaint filed against Roblero-Gomez alleges that in September 2018, he transported child pornography by uploading several images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to Facebook. Further, Roblero-Gomez possessed a number of graphic images and videos constituting child pornography on two cellular telephones in his possession at the time of his arrest.
The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If convicted, Roblero-Gomez faces a mandatory minimum term of 5 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.00 and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, as well as mandatory registration as a sex offender. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.
This case is being investigated by the New York State Police and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sahar L. Amandolare.
This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.
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