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United States of America v. Nicholas Andreas Gonzalez-Malven
Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas
Case Number: 5:16-cr-00574-DAE
Judge: David A. Ezra
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Bexar County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Diana Cruz-Zapata and Tracy Thompson
Defendant's Attorney: Brian Call Kimbrough
Description: San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography
Judge David A. Ezra sentenced 31-year-old Nicholas Andreas Gonzalez-Malven to 45 years in federal prison for production of child pornography.
In addition to the prison term, Senior United States District Judge David A. Ezra ordered that Gonzalez pay a $3,000 fine and be placed on supervised release for ten years after completing his prison term.
On June 14, 2017, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography. According to court records, Gonzalez took photographs of a child on two separate occasions in 2016 that depicted sexually explicit conduct. FBI agents recovered the photographs from a phone seized during a separate investigation.
The FBI and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office conducted this joint investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 45 years in prison.