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Dallas man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on child pornography conviction

Defendant will be deported after he serves his prison sentence

DALLAS — A Dallas resident was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 15 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release following his guilty plea to receiving child pornography.

This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Eulises Abraham Nava-Romero, 26, has been in federal custody since his arrest in January on a related federal felony criminal complaint following the execution of a federal search warrant at his home in Dallas by HSI special agents. He will be placed into deportation proceedings after he completes his prison sentence. Nava-Romero pleaded guilty in February to one count of receiving child pornography.

According to documents filed in the case, Nava-Romero admitted knowingly downloading and receiving images of child pornography from the Internet onto his home computer in March and September 2012.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks, Northern District of Texas, prosecuted this case.

This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-843-5678.

HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.