KELLER — A teen accused of storing pictures of child pornography that were produced in Malaysia was arrested by federal agents.
Marco A. Flores, 19, was in federal custody today and will appear at a detention hearing on April 4, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
An officer with the Fort Worth crimes against children unit launched a file-sharing program and was able to load video files and still images that appeared to be child pornography, according to a criminal complaint.
R.D. Watkins, a Fort Worth police officer, was able to trace those files back to a computer at a Whitley Road residence, and police subsequently seized several computers while executing a search warrant, the complaint stated.
Flores admitted to Watkins that he possessed child pornography, the complaint said. A review of material found on the computers revealed various images believed to be pictures of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, which includes images of nude girls, approximately 11-to-13 years old, and 8-to-10-year-old girls performing sexual acts with an adult man, the complaint said.
If convicted, Flores faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release, the release said. -- Mitch Mitchell