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Photographer Sentenced to 10 Years on Child Pornography Charges

This news story was published on December 16, 2012.
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Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce the sentencing of Diego Tobias Matrajt, 37, of Miami, Florida, on charges of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B). At the sentencing hearing on December 12, 2012, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola sentenced Matrajt to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 25 years of supervised release.

On September 20, 2012, Matrajt pled guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. According to court records, Matrajt distributed 10 images of child pornography to an undercover agent using a peer-to-peer file sharing program on February 16, 2012. During a subsequent search of Matrajt’s residence in late April 2012, law enforcement agents seized several computers and digital media. A search of one of Matrajt’s computers revealed 26 webcam videos depicting young children (both male and female) changing clothes alone in a guest bedroom with their genitalia exposed. Matrajt, who operated a photography business at his residence, has admitted surreptitiously video recording children under the age of 12 as the children changed clothes in a guest bedroom during photo shoots. Court records further reflect that another of Matrajt’s computers contained 14 webcam videos depicting boys age 12 and under engaged in sexual acts of either masturbation or oral sex.

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