Martin Perea, 42, of Los Lunas was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2022, to two counts of production of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
According to court records, on July 1, 2015, the victim’s mother discovered pornographic content of the 8-year-old victim on a memory card from Perea’s cellular telephone. The victim’s mother confronted Perea, who apologized and blamed the victim for his conduct.
Then, Perea threatened to burn the victim’s mother and her house down. The victim and her mother fled to Spokane, Wash., where they contacted the Spokane Police Department.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation later recovered numerous video files of child pornography on the memory card.
In his plea agreement, Perea admitted from Oct. 8, 2014, to March 2015, he knowingly used the victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography. Perea acknowledged the victim was 7 and 8 years old at the time he committed the crimes.
Upon his release from prison, Martin will be subject to 25 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.
This case was investigated by the FBI Albuquerque Field Office with assistance from the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office, the Spokane Police Department and the New Mexico Computer Forensic Laboratory as part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
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