Pawtucket man arrested for child porn

Pawtucket man arrested for child porn

Members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force on Thursday arrested Hector Mendonza, age 30, of 31 Beecher St. in Pawtucket, for possession of child pornography and transfer of child pornography. The arrest followed an undercover investigation. Mendoza was arraigned on the charges in District Court.

State Police said ICAC Task Force members recently initiated an undercover investigation of individuals trading images and videos of child pornography on the Internet. The internet connection at Mendonza's apartment was identified as allegedly sharing images and videos of child pornography. ICAC Task Force members executed a search warrant at the Pawtucket residence. They say they identified child pornography on Mendoza's cell phone and images and videos of child pornography.

A person found guilty of possession of child pornography may be subject to a fine of not more than $5,000, imprisoned not more than five years, or both. A person found guilty of transfer of child pornography may be subject to a fine of not more than $5,000, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both.