WACO (June 6, 2014) A Waco man who was found competent to stand trial on a possession of child pornography charge instead chose to plead guilty and on Thursday was sentenced to federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced Rogel German Jimenez to serve 97 months in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years on supervised release, ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.
Jimenez appeared on April 1 before U.S. Magistrate Jeffrey C. Manske for a competency hearing after which the judge found him competent to stand trial and set a trial date for April 21.
Jimenez was indicted on Feb. 11 by a federal grand jury on a charge of possession of visual depictions of sexual activity by minors, U.S. Attorney spokesman Daryl Fields, in San Antonio, said.
The indictment indicates the suspect possessed images of children who had not reached the age of 12 who were engaged in inappropriate sexual activity.