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February 28, 2019: Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography Online

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 55-year-old man was sentenced today and ordered to register for life as a sex offender for possessing and distributing child pornography online, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Carlos Enrique Castillo of Los Angeles received a two-year suspended state prison term and was placed on five years of formal felony probation. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dorothy B. Reyes also ordered Castillo to attend 52 weeks of sex offender counseling, to be subject to search and seizure conditions including electronic devices and data and to forfeit five devices that were seized pursuant to a search warrant.

The defendant pleaded no contest on Feb. 5 to five felony counts of distribution of obscene matter and one felony count of possession of more than 600 images of child or youth pornography in an open plea to the court. An open plea means a sentence was not negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.

Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the Cyber Crime Division prosecuted case BA469163.

From October 2017 through March 2018, Castillo sent files containing child pornography via the internet with his personal computer. He was an employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services at the time.

Castillo also possessed videos and images of child pornography on his computer.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. About the