Jorge Guerrero-Torres sentenced to 40 years in federal child pornography case

Was main suspect in Amber Alert for Ft. Myers girl
Posted at 5:14 PM, Aug 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 09:10:43-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida man named in an Amber Alert for Diana Alvarez last year will spend the next 40 years in federal prison.

Monday, 29-year-old  Jorge Guerrero-Torres was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for production and possession of child pornography.

Back in May, Guerrero was found guilty by a federal jury of producing child pornography of Alvarez, who has been missing for more than a year.

She disappeared from her San Carlos Park home back in May 2016.

Guerrero was only facing child porn charges because lewd images of Diana were found on his phone.  He has not been charged in the girl's disappearance.

According to testimony and evidence presented during trial, Guerrero-Torres resided with a family in Fort Myers, including four children who Guerrero-Torres had known for several years. While living with the family, Guerrero-Torres used his cellphone to take sexually explicit photos of one of the children.

After moving out of the family’s residence in May 2016, Guerrero-Torres was questioned regarding a complaint of alleged inappropriate conduct related to one of the children. After learning that detectives from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office wished to further question him, Guerrero-Torres fled and discarded his cellphone.

He was apprehended in Okeechobee while attempting to make arrangements to flee to Mexico. Guerrero-Torres’s cellphone was located in Orlando and a subsequent search revealed the sexually explicit images of the child. Guerrero-Torres acknowledged that he had taken the images while living with the child’s family.