Score:   1
Docket Number:   ND-CA  3:18-cr-00097
Case Name:   USA v. Hernandez
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SAN FRANCISCO –Joey Wong Hernandez was sentenced to 180 months in prison for production and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Spradlin.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney, Senior U.S. District Judge.

Hernandez, 29, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to the charges on November 14, 2018.  According to his plea agreement, Hernandez possessed hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.  Hernandez also produced a video of himself engaged in sex with a minor.  

Specifically, Hernandez admitted that prior to February 20, 2016, he met a minor female on an online dating website who he knew was between 12 and 16 years old.  On two occasions between February 20, 2016, and June 25, 2016, Hernandez convinced the minor female to engage in sexual activity with him and Hernandez recorded the sexual activity on his cellular telephone.  Hernandez also admitted that he used a laptop computer, two hard drives, and a cellular telephone to store more than 600 videos and images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Hernandez acknowledged that some of the images depict minors under the age of 12—including infants and toddlers—and some are recordings of himself engaged in sexually explicit activity with minors.  Further, Hernandez admitted that on three occasions between October of 2015 and April of 2016 he used the internet to distribute images and videos of child pornography.    

On March 8, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted Hernandez charging him with three counts of production of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251(a); three counts of distribution of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2252(a)(2) and (b)(1); and one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B).  Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of production and one count of possession.  The remaining counts were dismissed.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesney sentenced Hernandez to a 10-year term of supervised release.  Hernandez currently is in federal custody and will begin serving his sentence immediately.

Assistant United States Attorney Sailaja M. Paidipaty is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Marina Ponomarchuk.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by HSI. 

If members of the public have any information relevant to suspected child predators or suspicious activity, they should contact Homeland Security Investigations through the toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or complete the online tip form at: https://www.ice.gov/webform/hsi-tip-form.  Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.  Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may also be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.

 

Docket (0 Docs):   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O3JGjZKWjS0Vr31IAraGarmVr0Mw8n14r7-09GreFNs/edit#gid=0
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Description: The fiscal year of the data file obtained from the AOUSC
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Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the federal judicial district where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
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Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
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Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, defendant number, and reopen sequence number
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Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
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Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
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Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
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Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
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Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
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Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
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Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE2
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Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
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Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
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Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
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Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the third highest severity
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Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE3
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Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE3
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Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE3
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Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
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Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
Arrest Start Date: Mar 08, 2018
Photo: N
Arrested: 1
Rescued: Unknown
Country: US
State: CA
Comments: Project Safe Childhood-CP production & related charges
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