Sheldon Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge; Could Face 20 Years

Sioux City, Iowa — A Sheldon man has pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 22-year-old Henry Araica-Gonzales entered the plea Tuesday.

Araica-Gonzales admitted he had a sexual relationship with a minor; that he knew the victim’s age at the time; and that he filmed the encounters on both his and the victim’s phones.

Sentencing is pending completion of a presentence report. Araica-Gonzales is in the custody of federal authorities in the meantime. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum of up to 20 years along with a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sergeant Bluff Police Department, and the Sheldon Police Department.

(Courtesy fellow Community First Broadcasting station KUOO in Spirit Lake)

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