Delano

60 years in prison for 55-year-old man who made child porn in Delano

60 years in prison for 55-year-old man who made child porn in Delano

FRESNO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Van Nuys man was sentenced Monday to 60 years in federal prison for making child pornography in Delano, where he owns rental property.

Jose Hernandez-Velazquez, 55, produced videos and still images between January 2010 and February 2011 that show him engaged in sex acts with four separate victims, ages 3 to 14.

Hernandez-Velazquez was arrested in March 2011 after authorities received a tip, he was questioned and his camera and data storage devices were seized, the U.S. Attorney's Office out of Fresno said Monday.

A jury found Hernandez-Velazquez guilty in December on four counts of producing child pornography.

"As this sentencing makes unmistakably clear, child sex predators will receive the justice they are due for their despicable actions," Michael Toms, resident agent in charge of HSI Bakersfield, said in a news release. "We will continue to aggressively target those who prey upon and sexually exploit our children. We owe it to the young victims in these cases, who will carry the emotional and physical scars of these crimes for the rest of their lives."