Elderly Orlando man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A 73-year-old Orlando man is facing up to two decades in prison after pleading guilty to possessing videos of young children being sexually abused.

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Roger B. Handberg of the Middle District of Florida announced that Lucio Daza Marquez has pleaded guilty to possession and receipt of child sex abuse material.

According to court records, an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent discovered an Internet Protocol (IP) address that was sharing files containing child sexual abuse material. During an investigation, the IP address was traced to Marquez, and a search warrant was executed at his residence.

During a search of Marquez’s home, FBI agents found multiple files depicting the sexual abuse of children on his laptop and external hard drives.

When interviewed by FBI agents, Marquez admitted to downloading child sex abuse material. He further admitted that he had been viewing child pornography for nearly 10 years, and he “preferred young girls approximately 12 years old.”

In addition, Marquez admitted to viewing videos involving “much younger children” being sexually abused, including infants.

This case was investigated by the FBI. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah P. Dorman.

Marquez faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years, in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

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