Man found guilty on child porn charges

A Roswell man was found guilty by a federal grand jury in Las Cruces Tuesday on several federal child pornography charges. Dain Justin Adams, 38, of Roswell, was found guilty by a jury Tuesday on two counts of distribution and one count each of receipt, possession and conspiracy to produce visual depictions of minors engaged in sexual conduct, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

A mistrial was declared on a sixth charge of travel with intent to commit aggravated sexual abuse, after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on the count, a document filed in U.S. District Court states.

Adams now awaits sentencing on the five charges. The release states Adams faces 15 to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to produce, 10 to 20 years for possession and five to 20 years for distribution of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Jade Laurezo, 35, and a co-defendant in the case, pleaded guilty Oct. 31, 2019 to production of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. She is also awaiting sentencing.

A criminal complaint states an undercover agent with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office was online in an undercover capacity May 16, 2018 when he located a computer sharing files of child pornography subscribed to by Adams.

The agent on multiple occasions was able to download videos — featuring females ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old engaged in sexual […]

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