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Port Chester Man Could Face 11 Years In Prison After Child Porn Conviction

Johnny Manjarrez
Johnny Manjarrez Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

A 45-year-old Westchester man was found guilty of possessing and promoting child pornography following a jury trial, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. announced Monday.

Johnny Manjarrez of Olivia Street in Port Chester was found guilty of 21 counts of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child, a felony, and 29 counts of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, also a felony.

Between Feb. 24 and Feb. 28, 2016, an investigator at the Westchester District Attorney’s Office downloaded 21 digital files depicting obscene sexual performances by children, from Manjarrez's computer via the Bit Torrent peer-to-peer file sharing network, according to Robert J. Wolf of the Westchester DA's office.

The investigator used a law-enforcement specific program that allowed him to download files from a single source, Wolf said.

DA’s Office investigators executed a search warrant at Manjarrez's residence and recovered computer devices on March 17, 2016. Forensic analyses on the devices resulted in the recovery of additional files depicting children engaged in obscene sexual performances, according to Wolf.

Manjarrez was charged via felony complaint with promoting an obscene performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child on May 6, 2016. Six days later, he voluntarily surrendered himself and was arraigned in Port Chester Justice Court. On that date, he was released on his own recognizance.

Manjarrez was remanded after the verdict and will be sentenced on Aug. 30. He faces a maximum of 11 years in state prison.

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