A federal grand jury in Fresno has returned an indictment against a Long Beach man accused of sexual crimes against children.
David Alcaraz, 27, has been charged on five counts related to traveling to have sex with a minor and production and possession of child pornography, according to a release from the Justice Department.
According to court documents, Alcaraz produced videos of himself engaging in sex acts with an underage victim in Tulare County. Alcaraz is also accused of possessing sexual images of other minors, including some under the age of 12.
He is also charged with traveling to meet a minor in Kern County in an attempt to to engage in sex acts and sending obscene images to the child.
Suspect Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison
The crimes were allegedly committed between December 2020 and January 2021, the news release said. If convicted, Alcaraz faces up to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Homeland Security Investigations office.
Officials are asking anyone who has information related to the case, or believes that they or their child may be a victim, to contact HSI using their tip line at 1-866-347-2323 or online.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.