Cypress Man Heads to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

HOUSTON – A 25-year-old Cypress man has been ordered to prison for more than 11 years following his conviction of distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Jimmy Ortiz pleaded guilty Aug. 21, 2014.

  • Today, U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison, took into consideration type and number of images, his criminal history and handed Ortiz a total sentence of 135 months in federal prison
  • Ortiz was further ordered to pay $102,500 in restitution to two known victims and will serve the rest of his life on supervised release following completion of his prison term,
  • After his release from prison, he will have to comply to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the Internet
  • Indicted Jan. 30, 2014, Ortiz later appeared for a detention hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks Jr. who found Ortiz to be a danger to the community and ordered he be detained
  • Indicted Jan. 30, 2014, Ortiz later appeared for a detention hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks Jr. who found Ortiz to be a danger to the community and ordered he be detained
  • An FBI agent downloaded a video of child pornography from the files Ortiz was making available online
  • The video included two minor female children under the age of 12 performing oral sex on each other
  • Additionally, a FBI agent in Oklahoma also downloaded videos that contained child pornography from Ortiz
  • A search warrant was executed Sept. 27, 2013
  • At that time, agents seized computer media including external hard drives which led to the discovery of more than 1500 digital images and approximately 49 videos containing child pornography
  • Ortiz will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future
  • Prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sherri L. Zack