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Brownsville man to be sentenced for child pornography

March 13, 2018

When Homeland Security Investigations agents descended on a Brownsville home in February 2016, a suspect who would eventually plead guilty to possession of child pornography wanted to know what would happen if investigators found evidence.

“I have a computer, what if I have something on it, what will happen to me?” Christhian Orsonio asked the investigators, according to a criminal complaint.

More than two years later, Orsonio, 28, is scheduled to find out what will happen to him during an afternoon sentencing hearing today in federal court.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of child pornography on Nov. 17, 2016, court records show.

The investigation into Orsonio began when an HSI special agent discovered that an IP address at the residence he lived in was being used to share videos of child pornography, some of which contained victims as young as 4 years old, court documents show.

Investigators found more than 1,000 images and videos on the man’s computer, according to a criminal complaint.

Court records indicate that Orsonio began downloading child pornography in 2009.

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com