NORFOLK, Va. – Eduardo Bueno was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for distribution of child pornography.
“Let today’s sentence serve as notice to other child predators. We will find you, investigate you, and ensure you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Assistant Special Agent Michael Lamonea said on Tuesday.
Bueno pleaded guilty to the charge on February 12.
Court documents say Bueno has two prior convictions for sexual abuse of children in Massachusetts. One of the children Bueno abused was a 6-year-old girl.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip in 2015 that Bueno was trading child porn from his email account.
After searching his account, officers discovered Bueno had been trading pornographic videos and images of children through email and other technologies for a long time.
Bueno also stated during an interview with law enforcement officers that he finds minor girls attractive and struggles not to look at them. He said that he tried to avoid being alone with a young relative. Documents from the case include statements by a young relative who says she was sexually abused by Bueno.
“Today’s sentence not only puts this criminal behind bars for the next 40 years, but sends a clear message to other child molesters that they will pay a heavy price for their crimes,” said Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.