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UPDATED: Retired Attorney Gets 5 Years for Child Porn

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Investigation found over 2,000 images on his computer

A retired Santa Fe attorney on Wednesday was sentenced by a federal judge to five years in prison for a child pornography conviction from last year.

Robert A. Warren, 71, had previously admitted to “knowingly” receiving child porn on his computer. An FBI investigation found more than 2,600 images and 26 videos of child pornography on Warren’s computers and related technology, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

One of those videos was of an adult male performing sexual acts on a young girl tied in ropes.

Warren was formerly affiliated with the College of Santa Fe and has lived in Santa Fe with his wife of more than 32 years since 1989. His wife found a folder of child porn images 10 years ago, but she believed that he had sought psychiatric help and had destroyed the images, according to a prosecution motion.

In May, Warren was indicted on seven counts of child porn charges. In August, he entered into an agreement with the government in which he pleaded guilty to a single count of receiving child pornography.

Warren, who has been in federal custody since his guilty plea, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Bruce D. Black on Wednesday to five years behind bars. Once he leaves prison, Warren will be on supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. He is also required to pay a $50,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Warren could have faced a prison term of up to 20 years. But the plea agreement from August recommended Black’s sentencing range to be between five and nine years.

A defense motion filed earlier in the case states that Warren has been “in intensive therapy with a sex offender treatment specialist” since the federal investigation got under way.

 


 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011 17:39

 

A 71-year-old retired attorney who lives in Santa Fe was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for a federal child pornography conviction, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Robert A Warren appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Bruce D. Black in Santa Fe for sentencing, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Black also ordered that Warren pay a $50,000 fine and said that after Warren completes his prison sentence, he will be placed on supervised release for five years and be required to register as a sex offender.

The news release said Warren was charged in a superseding indictment on May 11, 2010, with five counts of receipt of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 30, 2010, under a plea agreement to the second count in the indictment, a receipt of child pornography charge.

The other six counts were dismissed Wednesday by Black after he sentenced Warren Wednesday, the news release said.

Warren, who has been in federal custody since entering his guilty plea, specifically admitted in his plea agreement to receiving a three minute and 15 second video depicting an adult male performing sexual acts on a young prepubescent female, the news release said.

The news release also said that according to the plea agreement, FBI special agents who executed a search warrant at Warren’s residence on June 18, 2008, recovered multiple computers and computer-related media such as hard drives, compact disks and printed images that contained visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct (child pornography).

The plea agreement indicates that forensic examination of Warren’s computers and computer media uncovered more than 2,600 images and 26 videos of child pornography, the news release said.

 

 

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