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May 31, 2013

Guilty Pleas in Two New Mexico Child Pornography Cases

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.

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Nov 14, 2012

New Mexico Man Receives 97-Month Sentence for Child Pornography Charges

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.

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Sep 04, 2012

Former National Guardsman Receives 10-Year Sentence in Federal Child Exploitation Conviction

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 "" 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

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Jul 25, 2012

New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case

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.

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Jul 24, 2012

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

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

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Apr 11, 2012

Former National Guardsman from Texas Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Charge

The New Mexico RCFL provided digital evidence expertise to this case investigated by the Curry County Sheriff's Department, with assistance from the United States Army and the FBI and brought by Project Safe Childhood. - Read the press release

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Oct 10, 2011

Carlsbad Man Pleads Not Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

The New Mexico RCFL is providing digital forensics expertise to the Carlsbad Police Department in the investigation involving Nicholas Radosevich, 22.

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Oct 04, 2011

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

The New Mexico RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to investigators in this case brought by Project Safe Childhood. - Read the press release

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Oct 01, 2011

New Mexico RCFL Supported High-Profile Case Involving the State's Top Criminal Judge

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.

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Aug 08, 2011

New Mexico RCFL Supports High-Profile Case Involving the State's Top Criminal Judge

State District Judge Pat Murdoch retired from office after being arrested on 7/19/11 and charged with sexual assault — digital evidence may play an important role in the case and the New Mexico RCFL is doing its part to assist investigators.

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Apr 29, 2008

Computer Forensics Lab Awarded to New Mexico - UNM anchors regional bid

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).

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Apr 28, 2008

Press Release

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.

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