Children's psych nurse accused of possessing child pornography

April 28, 2014

A registered nurse employed by an Albuquerque psychiatric center for children was arrested Friday by federal agents and booked into the Santa Fe County jail on allegations of viewing and sharing online graphic pornography involving children.

John Jaramillo, 44, of Albuquerque was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service and booked into the jail on a warrant charging receipt and possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. A report says the children in the images ranged in age from 3 to 12 and were portrayed in activities with adults. It is unclear why the Albuquerque man was booked in the Santa Fe County jail.

Federal court records show a warrant was issued in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Thursday for Jaramillo’s arrest.

According to an affidavit in Jaramillo’s court file, New Mexico State Police tipped federal agents in November to child pornography files being shared by an Internet protocol address later traced to Jaramillo.

Federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations and Albuquerque police and state police on Thursday seized computer equipment from the apartment Jaramillo shares with his fiancée and found more than 255 images and videos of child pornography, according to the affidavit.

When federal agents questioned Jaramillo on Thursday, allegedly he told them that he had sole access to the computer where the pornography was found.

“Jaramillo stated he is a Registered Nurse and works with children on a daily basis through his positions at Footprints Home Care and home visits through Children’s Psychiatric Residential Center, Bernalillo Academy,” the affidavit says.

New Mexico Board of Nursing records show Jaramillo has been a licensed registered nurse in the state since October 2012. Federal agents reported that child pornography activity on his computer was detected beginning June 23, 2013.

Source: Patrick Malone, "Children's psychiatric nurse accused of possessing child porn," The New Mexican, April 26, 2014.

2014-05-09 13:44:25
A thing is not clear, possession of viewing of Child Porn , is it a crime, unless the Possessor inflicts ANY injury to any person. Does the Profession of Jaramillo restricts this..?

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