SAN JOSE – Oscar Sepulveda was sentenced to 108 months in prison and ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution for distributing and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Tatum King. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Beth L. Freeman, U.S. District Judge.
Sepulveda, 34, of San Jose, pleaded guilty to the charges on October 8, 2019. According to the plea agreement Sepulveda admitted to using a website which allowed him to share sexually explicit images with other users and communicate with other users about the images. One such image was shared with 40 other users at one time. The defendant also possessed over 750 sexually explicit images of children on his personal devices. Sepulveda also admitted that the website gave him access to videos some of which portrayed sexual abuse of an infant or toddler. On November 29, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Sepulveda charging him with one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B), and one count of distribution of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2).
In addition to the prison term, Judge Freeman also sentenced the defendant to a five-year period of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution to the victims in an amount to be determined at a later hearing. The defendant was immediately remanded into custody.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick R. Delahunty is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Susan Kreider. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by HSI.