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The New Mexico RCFL supported two child pornography investigations brought by the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that have resulted in guilty pleas by three defendants.
Robert Schmidt of Albuquerque entered a guilty plea on November 14, 2012 to charges of transportation and possession of child pornography. An investigation of Schmidt was initiated last year after a maintenance employee at the apartment complex where Schmidt was a tenant reported seeing child pornography on a computer in Schmidt's residence. The New Mexico RCFL assisted with the investigation.
A former military recruiter for the National Guard, was sentenced to ten years in prison and ten years supervised release on federal charges of sexual exploitation. Jeffrey Neal Jackson admitted to responding to a "craigslist.com" ad, engaging in a 3-week online relationship and then traveling from Texas to New Mexico to meet with a person he believed to be 15-years old. The New Mexico RCFL supported the investigation. - Full story
Duane Chavez, a former state corrections officer, faces 36 months imprisonment and a term of supervised release after he plead guilty today to federal child pornography charges. Chavez admitted to using a file sharing program to download child pornography. The New Mexico RCFL's forensic examination of Chavez's computer and computer-related media revealed 15 such files.
Antonio Gallegos of Albuquerque, arrested in April, plead guilty to federal charges today, admitting to knowingly distributing and attempting to distribute child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program. He faces 5 to 20 years in prison and up to a lifetime of supervised release. The New Mexico RCFL conducted the examination of Gallegos' computer and computer-related media. - Full story
The New Mexico RCFL is providing digital forensics expertise to the Carlsbad Police Department in the investigation involving Nicholas Radosevich, 22.
State District Judge Pat Murdoch retired from office on 7/29/11 shortly after his arrest on 7/19/11 for sexual assault. Those charges were later dropped. The Albuquerque Police Department — a participating agency in the New Mexico RCFL (NMRCFL) — led the investigation.
The FBI announced recently that the state of New Mexico, in conjunction with the UNM Police Department, UNM Information Technology Services Department (ITS) and the NSA-certified UNM Anderson School of Management's Center for Information Assurance Research and Education (CIARE), has been awarded the nation's 15th Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL).
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III today announced that Los Angeles, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico were selected as the host sites for two new FBI-sponsored Regional Computer Forensics Laboratories (RCFLs)... With the addition of these facilities, the number of RCFLs will increase to 16 nationwide.