Texan accused of posting child pornography on Facebook | USAO-SDTX
LAREDO, Texas – A 26-year-old Laredo resident is scheduled to appear in federal court for possession and distribution of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery has announced.
A federal grand jury rendered an indictment of three counts against Kevin Montemayor on October 19.
The indictment was unsealed on December 7 during his arrest. He is due to appear for the first time before the American investigating judge Diana Song Quiroga at 1:30 p.m.
According to the charges, someone linked to an IP address in Laredo had downloaded child pornography on Facebook Messenger. The security forces searched the residence and reportedly met Montemayor.
A forensic analysis of electronic devices seized by Montemayor included more than 7,000 images and videos of child pornography, according to the charges. The images reportedly included children as young as 3 years old.
If found guilty, Montemayor faces a minimum of five years and up to 20 years in federal prison.
Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Petters is pursuing the case, which was brought under Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a national initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to address the growing epidemic of sexual exploitation and abuse of children. The U.S. prosecutors’ offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section head the PSC, which brings together federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute those who sexually exploit children and identify and save the victims. For more information on PSC, please visit The GM’s PSC page. For more information on Internet Safety Education, please visit resource link on this page.
An indictment is a formal charge of criminal conduct, not evidence. An accused is presumed innocent unless found guilty by due process.