MCALLEN, Texas – A 27-year-old man residing in Donna has been taken into custody on charges of receipt of child pornography. Law enforcement arrested Angel DeJesus Torres at his residence on Wednesday night.
The complaint alleges Torres downloaded, received and possessed hundreds of images and videos of child pornography on electronic devices.
Authorities conducted on investigation to identify persons using peer-to-peer software on the internet to traffic in child pornography and ultimately located a computer, allegedly linked to Torres. They conducted a search at his residence and seized two cell phones, according to the charges.
The complaint alleges law enforcement discovered multiple image and video files of child pornography on at least one of those devices.
The allegations indicate he had been engaged in similar behavior for many years.
If convicted, Torres faces up to five years in federal prison and a possible fine. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation as part of the Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force.