Temple Man Re-Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

TEMPLE (June 26, 2014) A Temple man was re-sentenced Wednesday to federal prison after he pleaded guilty earlier to both producing and possessing child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., imposed a new sentence on Fred Romero that resulted in two 84-month terms in federal prison, then ordered the terms served concurrently.

Then Smith ordered Romero to serve a life term on supervised release after completion of the prison term, ordered him to pay a total of $1,000 in fines and $200 in special assessments to the court.

Romero initially was sentenced on September 5, 2012 on the same charges but federal court rules required Smith re-visit the first sentencing order.

Romero was the focus of an investigation that began in April 2012 that involved the production of and possession of several photographs of at least two girls, both then about 7-years-old, shown in various poses that were intended for his own sexual gratification, an affidavit filed with the court said.

Romero was the subject of investigations in Bellmead and in Temple, the affidavit said.

Federal agents served a search warrant on Romero’s Temple home and seized computers and computer storage devices on which several photos of the victims were found.


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