BOSTON (WBSM) — A Fall River registered sex offender was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material via multiple groups on a messaging app.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Angel Figueroa, 51, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay restitution to several victims.

Figueroa pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography back in October 2023.

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Figueroa was identified as an active member of at least four messaging applications where child sexual abuse material was being disseminated.

A forensic examination of Figueroa’s cell phone revealed approximately 523 images and 72 videos of such material depicting children as young as infants. At least one image depicted bondage of a child younger than two years old.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Figueroa admitted that he downloaded, saved, and viewed the material using apps on his cell phone and had been doing so for one or two years.

Figueroa was already a registered Level 2 sex offender after he was convicted in 2013 in Massachusetts for indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years old.

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