New Mexico: AG Balderas Announces Maximum Prison Sentence for Man Who Molested His Seven-Year-Old Granddaughter

(STL.News) – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Francisco Saucedo was sentenced by Thirteenth Judicial District Court Judge Christopher Pérez to 30 years in prison, the maximum amount of time allowable, for
distributing, manufacturing, and possessing child exploitation materials as well as committing sexual acts and voyuerism against his granddaughter.  In 2017, investigators with the Office of the Attorney General became aware that Saucedo downloaded and copied numerous digital files of child exploitation materials, which included nude images of Saucedo’s seven-year-old granddaughter.  Investigators employed the use of specially trained forensic interviewers to speak to the young girl, who bravely disclosed that Saucedo inappropriately touched her.
“We must protect our children from sexual predators,” said Attorney General Balderas.  “I applaud this young survivor and her family for having the fortitude to disclose Saucedo’s crimes and see these disclosures through to convictions.”
The State and the victim’s family asked the Court to impose the maximum sentence of 30 years.  When Judge Pérez handed down his sentence, he specifically noted the statement made by the child survivor and that Saucedo’s possession, distribution, and creation of child exploitation materials was not a victimless crime, and that it continued to victimize the children depicted in the images and videos.  The case was brought as a part of the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force mission, which is to locate, track, and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child exploiters in New Mexico.  The NM ICAC Task Force consists of 89 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, which is funded by a federal grant through OJJDP administered by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General.  Anyone with information relating to suspected child predators and suspected child abuse is encouraged to contact law enforcement.  It was prosecuted by
Assistant Attorney General Brittany DuChaussee.

STL.News References:

  1.  Hector Balderas  Wikipedia Page
  2. New Mexico Resource Page
  3. Can also be viewed on USA News Today

Source link

Author: Admin

STL.Directory is owned and operated by STL.News, LLC. STL.News, LLC owns a multitude of sites including news sites, aggregated news sites, and is an MLS publisher owning MO.Properties. Webmaster is WebTech Group who provides hosting, design and SEO.

Signup for Your FREE Business ListingBe Found - Get Valuable Back-links - Promote Your Business Locally Online

List your St Louis based business in our directory for free.  Be found easily in Google search results, promote your business locally, get valuable back-links and more.