Phoenix Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Discovered During Human Smuggling Bust

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A Phoenix man, Henry Salome Ramos, was sentenced last week in federal court to 120 months in prison for child exploitation offenses after pleading guilty to Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography.

Upon release, the 38-year-old Ramos will be placed on lifetime supervised release with sex offender conditions and will be required to register as a sex offender.

The case against Ramos developed in March 2020, after United States Border Patrol agents encountered Robert Allen Yost smuggling undocumented non-citizens. A search of Yost’s phone revealed child exploitation content exchanged with Ramos. The investigation also revealed that Yost offered Ramos methamphetamine in exchange for sexual access to a child. The intended sexual activity with the child did not take place due to intervening circumstances.

Yost was previously sentenced to 188 months in prison for his offenses.

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