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Puerto Rico man sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually exploiting three minors
Published on August 30, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A former disc jockey for high school parties was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison on Thursday in the District of Puerto Rico for sexually exploiting minors.

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According to court records, Eduardo Santiago-Rivera, 45, was a disc jockey who met his victims at area high school parties and on various social networking sites. Santiago-Rivera admitted that, in June and July 2012, he caused at least three minors, who ranged in age from 12 to 15, to engage in sexual activity for the purpose of creating videos. Santiago-Rivera used “ooVoo,” an Internet-based video chat program, to direct and coerce the minors to undress and to engage in various sexual acts. Santiago-Rivera also recorded himself engaging in sexual acts with one of the minors.

At the sentencing hearing before US District Judge Jay Garcia-Gregory, Santiago-Rivera was additionally ordered to serve a 15-year term of supervised release following his release from prison, during which his access to computers, the Internet and minors will be restricted, and he will be obligated to register as a sex offender. Judge Garcia-Gregory will issue an order for restitution to be paid by Santiago-Garcia to the families of the victims in 60 days.

Santiago-Rivera pleaded guilty on January 13, 2014, to nine counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography. He was charged by superseding indictment on May 13, 2013.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.
 
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