Pocatello Man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

Pocatello Man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison
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A U.S. District judge on Monday sentenced a Pocatello, Idaho man to 15 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to a plea agreement reached in October, 59 year old Alfredo Padilla coerced a 12-year old girl to take pictures of her private parts.

A forensic search of Padilla’s phone revealed 43 images relevant to the case, and images of Padilla were interspersed with images of the young girl.

When interviewed by police, Padilla admitted to taking the pictures.

Padilla’s criminal conduct was discovered when his victim disclosed abuse to her counselor.

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