Man pleads guilty to transportation of child pornography

Local News
February 07 2021 06:00 pm

Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—A man from Mexico pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography on Tuesday.

According to officials, Edgar Arevalo-Laro entered the United States from Mexico through the Roma Port of Entry.

Laro told officers he was traveling to Dallas for a month, but officials say he did not appear to have enough luggage or money with him for his length of stay.

Officers then discovered a total of 53 images on his phone showing minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Laro admitted he downloaded child pornography from the internet. His sentencing is set for November 5, 2020.

Lara faces a minimum of five to 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

He remains in custody pending the sentencing.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

COVID-19 SAFETY TIPS

COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link
More Throwback Thursday