A Litchfield Park man will spend 11 years in prison after being convicted for sexual exploitation of a minor.
Alan Dain Rodriguez, 37, pleaded guilty to his charges in July, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Upon his release from prison, Rodriguez will remain on probation for the rest of his life and register as a sex offender.
In October 2017, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office investigators identified a computer from the Phoenix area sharing graphic depictions of child sexual exploitation online through a peer-to-peer file trading network. Investigators were able to trace the computer to the Rodriguez’s home in Litchfield Park and executed a search warrant.
In an interview with detectives, Rodriguez admitted to searching online for child pornography videos, downloading them and then watching them. And in July, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to two felony counts, including one involving an image of a child whom doctors estimated to be younger than 5 years old.
Rodriguez was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson.
To report exploitation of children, visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline at report.cybertip.org or call 1-800-843-5678.
The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extrafamilial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.
Those who are in immediate danger or know someone else who is should call 911 or their local police.