Former Pastor Gets 4 Years For Dealing In Child Pornography

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A former pastor was sentenced to prison and must register as a Tier 2 sex offender on child pornography charges.

Cesar Rios-Martinez, 36, of Laurel, pleaded guilty in February to 2 counts of Dealing in Child Pornography.

[ms-protect-content id=”35525,36371,36374,36464,36481″]In April 2018, while he was serving as pastor at Iglesia El Espiritu Santo in Salisbury, Maryland, an investigation into the online sharing of child pornography revealed that Rios-Martinez downloaded and shared multiple files of child pornography via the internet over an extended period of time.

A Superior Court judge sentenced Rios-Martinez to 4 years in prison, followed by 5 years of probation.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by the DOJ’s Child Predator Task Force.[ms-membership-logout]

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