Phoenix man sentenced to 12 years for sexual exploitation of a minor

Ernesto Gomez-Enciso. (Photo MCSO)

PHOENIX – A Phoenix man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a minor, authorities said on Friday

Ernesto Gomez-Enciso, 36, pleaded guilty to two crimes, admitting that he has an explicitly sexual video involving a child under the age of 13.

Internal security investigations observed a computer sharing digital files containing graphic images of child sexual exploitation in June 2017, according to a release from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Investigators carried out a research warrant on June 20, 2018, at his residence.

Gomez-Enciso has admitted to downloading sexually explicit content of minors from an international file server. Investigators also discovered numerous images on Gomez-Enciso’s phone.

“Protecting vulnerable children from exploitation will always be a priority for my administration,” said Brnovich in the statement. “We appreciate our law enforcement partners and our joint efforts to ensure that online predators are held accountable and prosecuted to the maximum extent permitted by law.”

Gomez-Encisco will have to register as a sexual offender when he is released. She will also be on probation after her release.

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