A 54-year-old man has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography online, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.
Carlos Enrique Castillo (dob 8/10/63) of Los Angeles faces five felony counts of send/receive obscene matter into state for sale/etc. and one felony count of possession of over 600 images of child or youth pornography, according to the criminal complaint.
Castillo is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Case BA469163 was filed June 28.
The defendant, who is an employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, is accused of sending files containing child pornography via the internet with his personal computer during a six-month period from October 2017 through March 2018. Videos and images of child pornography allegedly were also discovered in June on Castillo's computer, according to Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the Cyber Crime Division, who is prosecuting the case. r
He faces a maximum possible sentence of eight years and four months in state prison if convicted as charged. The prosecutor is recommending that bail be set at $120,000.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Division's Internet Crimes Against Children task force.
Los Angeles District Attorney / Case BA469163 / July 10, 2018