Local man charged with production, possession of child porn

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local man is facing serious child porn charges after officers say he sexually abused a baby and took photos of her on his phone.

Police say they have been building a case against Duke Jimenez, 33, since October of 2015. Police say they first learned about Jimenez’s crimes when they received a complaint saying Jimenez sexually abused a 4-year-old child who he had been babysitting intermittently since 2012.

Officers say they arrested him in October of 2015 and began interviewing the girl’s family. The 4-year-old’s brother said Jimenez took the child upstairs multiple times, leading to screaming and crying coming from the bedroom. The brother said his sister seemed sad and cried for a time after leaving the bedroom.

As the investigation continued into 2016, police say they received a warrant to seize and go through his cell phone, finding nude photos of the girl he took.

The investigation is ongoing, and thus far, Jimenez faces charges of production and possession of child pornography.

If found guilty on those charges, he will spend between 15 and 30 years in prison and pay a fine of up to $250,000. Additional charges could be levied against Jimenez in the future.

 

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