Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

From:  News Release   10/27/17   GCN
Gulfport, Miss. – Gustavo Millan-Arizmendi, 29, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, before U.S. District Court Judge Sul Ozerden, to possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

On May 29, 2017, Millan-Arizmendi was pulled over by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on Interstate 10 and was found to be in the United States illegally. After his arrest, agents discovered that Millan-Arizmendi was in possession of child pornography.

“Child pornography is a great menace to our society, harming our youth and robbing them of their childhood. It’s even more troubling when it is being furthered by individuals illegally in our country. Those who perpetuate these types of heinous crimes will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

Millan-Arizmendi will be sentenced on February 9, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden, and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.