Forgot Password
Course Login
New York State Child Sexual Abuse Cases
24
Feb
2012
Brooklyn Man gets 30 years for child sex abuse, child porn

,

A judge sentenced a Brooklyn man to 30 years in prison today for sexually abusing underage children and producing homemade pornographic videos of his crimes.

Felix Cartagena also admitted that he distributed his videos and photographs over the Internet, sharing images of him raping children with other like-minded pedophiles using the Web, officials said.

Cartagena would roam the streets, trawling for young children in "planned events" and then lure them back to his basement for depraved sessions of sexual abuse, the prosecutor said.

According to prosecutors at an earlier hearing, the 27 year-old man would tie his victims up, sometimes gag the child, and once put a BB gun to a toddler's head - then he photographed the child's abuse at his own hands.

FBI agents found more than 20,000 images of child pornography "carefully organized" in files, after they arrested Cartagena in 2010, the prosecutor said.