A United States District Court on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old Sierra Madre man to 240 months in federal prison for enticing a minor to engage in sex.
Jonathan Calvo pled guilty to the charge in September, and, as part of this week's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips, he was also sentenced to lifetime supervision and fines.
When a teenager was reported missing from Riverside County on May 14, 2011, detectives from the local sheriff's department and an FBI team began investigating her disappearance. In addition to a physical search, they looked at her online activity and found she had been corresponding with an adult male who they identified as Calvo, according to a statement issued by the FBI.
On May 26 of that year, agents and task for officers went to Calvo's residence where they rescued the teen and collected evidence indicating Calvo had engaged in unlawful sexual contact with the girl, documenting them with a digital camera, the statement said. The victim was returned to her parents and Calvo was arrested a short time later.
During the course of the continuing investigation, detectives found evidence revealing Calvo was in receipt of and possessed images and videos depicting child pornography, some self-produced, according to the FBI statement, which went on to report digital evidence Calvo had engaged in unlawful sexual conduct with additional minors—some 13 and 14 years old—since at least seven years earlier.
A federal grand jury indicted Calvo on Aug. 3, 2011, charging him with sexual exploitation of a child and receipt and possession of child pornogrphy. In March 2012, he was charged in a first superseding indictment with additional violations stemming from new evidence. In September 2012, Calvo pleaded guilty to one count of enticing a minor to engage in sex.