Convicted sex offender headed back to prison on child pornography charges

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on September 14, 2011 at 11:59 AM

HOUSTON - Agustin G. Figueroa Jr., of Angleton, has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced Wednesday. Figueroa was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Figueroa, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography on May 12, 2011. Figueroa acknowledged in the plea agreement that he possessed 20,825 child porn images, including both stills and video. The images portrayed children engaging in sexual acts with animals, children in acts of bondage, children under the age of 12 engaged in sexual acts with adults and images of children 1 to 3 years of age.

Additionally, "ebooks" discussing incest and bestiality were found during a search of his residence on June 8, 2010.

The charges against Figueroa are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the United States Secret Service and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which focuses its attention on investigating offenses involving the exploitation of children via the Internet.

Figueroa was previously convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in 1996. 

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