A couple in Texas has recently admitted to producing child porn which authorities said could involve as many as 25 children.
As reported by KWTX, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Christopher Almaguer, 26, and his wife, Sarah Rashelle Almaguer, 27, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of children and production of child pornography nearly a year after confessing to uploading explicit, sexual content featuring children as young as 8 months old. Since then, investigators have reportedly located more than two dozen victims—ranging in age from infants to 14-years-old.
According to the report, the Almaguers had five children living with them when federal agents executed a search warrant in late February. Authorities got involved after Facebook reported a user for possibly uploading photos depicting child pornography.
The couple’s admission comes weeks after Sarah brother-in-law, Paul Perez Jr., accepted a plea deal as part of the same case.
A criminal complaint obtained by KWTX stated that Sarah admitted to having “a long-term, secret, sexual relationship” with Perez which involved multiple instances of producing and disseminating child pornography. She reportedly claimed that Perez would ask her to “have sexual contact with children and then send him the videos and/or pictures through Facebook Messenger.”
A forensic search of Sarah’s cellphone turned up “numerous” videos showing child pornography, the complaint also said.
The Killeen couple has been jailed since their arrests in February 2018. Sentencing is scheduled for January 29.
[Featured image: Sarah Almaguer, Christopher Almaguer/Texas State Attorney’s Office]