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Friday June 8, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER: El Paso Mechanic Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

LATINO BLOTTER: El Paso Mechanic Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a local school district bus mechanic on child pornography charges.

Jose Miranda, 46, was arrested at his home in the 3200 block of Black Elk in El Paso.

He is charged with receiving and possessing material showing minors being sexually exploited.

Miranda is employed by the El Paso School District as a mechanic supervisor.

HSI special agents assigned to the Cyber Crimes Group, along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) Police Department officers, executed a federal search warrant at Miranda’s east El Paso home May 31.

HSI special agents seized various electronic media items, including a computer.

A forensic analysis of the computer revealed numerous videos containing child pornography.

Miranda made his first appearance in court June 1, and remains in federal custody. His detention hearing was set for June 6 in federal court.