Kingman man found guilty in child pornography case

A Kingman man has been found guilty in federal court of 27 charges including possessing and distributing child pornography.

Hector Vasquez was convicted Friday in Phoenix of 27 felony counts of distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the U.S.

Attorney's Office for Arizona.

He was convicted of three counts each of distribution and possession of child pornography and 21 counts of receipt of child pornography, the news release stated.

The jury determined that Vasquez provided computer disks of child pornography to a 14-year-old boy in Kingman at various times in 1997 and 1998.

Vasquez, 36, also downloaded pornographic images of children from the Internet, the report stated.

The investigation was handled by the FBI and the Kingman Police Department.

Vasquez is expected to be sentenced in Phoenix on May 13.

He could receive up to 15 years in prison each for the charges of distribution and receipt of child pornography and five years for the possession of child pornography.