DA: Ozone Park man pleads guilty to possessing images of child sexual abuse

An Ozone Park man faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to having images depicting child sexual abuse on his computer.
By Julia Moro

OZONE PARK — Luis Ulloa-Rivas, 41, of Ozone Park, has pleaded guilty to possessing images of child sexual abuse on his computer, according to the Queens district attorney.

At his home on 93rd Street in Ozone Park, Ulloa-Rivas downloaded videos of a sexual performance done by a child sometime between May 2016 and February 2017, according to the charges.

“In pleading guilty, the defendant has admitted to possessing horrid images of girls and boys being sexually abused,” Queens DA Richard Brown said.

After pleading guilty before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris, the defendant faces one to three years imprisonment at his July 30 sentencing. After his release, Ulloa-Rivas will be required to register as a sex offender, Brown said.

Law enforcement investigators found that the defendant was sharing child sexual abuse images on peer-to-peer networks between May 12, 2016 and Feb. 3, 2017, according to the criminal complaint. During a court-authorized search warrant on May 4, 2017, Ulloa-Rivas admitted to downloading videos of adults engaging in illegal sexual activity with children 10 to 12 and some younger, Brown said.

“These disturbing videos, which the defendant traded on a peer-to-peer network, are for all intents and purposes evidence of actual child sexual abuse,” the DA said. “The children are real victims of crimes and will have to live with the emotional effects for the rest of their lives. This defendant will now go to jail as a result of his sick viewing habits.”

— Julia Moro

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