ROCHESTER — A 29-year-old Irondequoit man was sentenced to six years in prison and 15 years supervision after being convicted of being in receipt of child pornography.
According to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr., Jose Alvarado used his iPhone and other digital devices to coerce and entice a 15 year old female that he knew into having sex with him on multiple occasions. Alvarado, who was 26 at the time of the offense, convinced his victim to take graphic photos of herself and send them to him using a texting application. Alvarado then sought to the control the girl through “sextortion” – that is, by threatening to expose the sexually-explicit pictures of her – and other means.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Adam S. Cohen, the Irondequoit Police Department, under the direction of Chief Richard V. Tantalo, and the New York State Police, Troop E, under the direction of Major Craig Hanesworth. The task force includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.