BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 28-year-old Brownsville man has been
sentenced following his conviction of possession of child pornography,
announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Cristhian Osornio pleaded guilty Nov.
Today, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen sentenced Osornio
to 78 months in federal prison. Osornio was further ordered to pay restitution
to the victims and will serve the rest of his life on supervised release
following completion of his prison term, during which time he will have to
comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children
and the internet. He will also be ordered to register as a sex offender.
In October 2015, authorities conducted an undercover
internet operation and found child pornography being distributed online. The
investigation led them to an address in Brownsville linked to Osornio. Law
enforcement later executed a search and seizure warrant at the address and
seized a computer belonging to Osornio. Forensic analysis on the device
revealed 845 images and 1,300 videos of child pornography.
He was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender
to the U.S. Marshals Service at a later date.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security
Investigations (HSI) - Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Task Force
conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ana Cano and Jason Corley
prosecuted the case.