San Antonio man sentenced to 13 Years for receiving child pornography

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A San Antonio man will spend 160 months in prison after he was convicted of receiving materials related to the sexual abuse of children.

According to court documents, Dustin Kotara, 42, took part in a messaging group dedicated to child abuse and exploitation. Through the phone app, Kotara sent child sexual abuse material to an undercover agent.

In addition to his 13-year prison sentence, Kotara received 25 years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a total of $45,000 in restitution to nine child victims.

“Individuals who traffic child pornography further victimize those children by enabling the production of child sexual abuse material,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas. “This results in the direct abuse of children. Our office will continue to identify and prosecute those who prey on the most vulnerable members of our society.”

“This is a horrible crime, and our agents and law enforcement partners are working to prevent these types of crimes every single day,” said Special Agent in Charge Oliver E. Rich Jr. of the FBI San Antonio Division. “The FBI will remain vigilant in our efforts to rescue children from those who seek to exploit or prey upon them.”

The FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted the case.