May 30, 2024
Jose Navarro Mendoza will also serve five years of supervised release after his prison term is completed.

A Vallejo man charged with possession of child pornography has recently been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.

Jose Navarro Mendoza will also serve five years of supervised release after his prison term is completed, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern California District. The sentence was imposed on April 12.

The 45-year old pleaded guilty in May 2023 to one count of possession of child pornography and was originally indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2022.

Mendoza possessed more than 1,500 images and videos of child pornography on his electronic devices, including nearly 100 files depicting sexual abuse of infants and toddlers, according to the government’s sentencing memorandum. Additional evidence found on Mendoza’s electronic devices suggested he used social media and/or messaging apps to participate in chat groups where users posted and exchanged child pornography.

The memorandum also states that Mendoza groomed and sexually abused several members of his extended family when they were 6 to 11 years old. The victims included two minors, who told investigators that the defendant had rubbed their bodies, including their genitalia.

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