Official gets 6 years for child porn
A former administrator for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for receiving child pornography.
Edwin Torres-Feliu, 49, of Woodbridge, was director of administration for laboratory systems at Customs.
In April, the Richmond-based Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force identified Torres-Feliu as someone sharing child pornography on the Gnutella peer-to-peer file-sharing network.
In May, FBI agents searched his home and found alarge cache of child pornography, federal prosecutors said. Authorities said it was the largest child pornography file-sharing case in the Alexandria federal court.
Torres-Feliu pleaded guilty in June. Court records show that federal sentencing guidelines recommended a sentence of eight to 10 years in prison. But U.S. District Court Judge Claude M. Hilton, finding that Torres-Feliu was unemployed, would lose his security clearance, and had no contact with minors in the case, imposed a sentence below the low end of the guidelines.
The charge required a mandatory minimum five-year term.