Man Arrested for Possessing Large Amount of Lewd Images and Videos Involving Children


SAN ANGELO, TX— A man has been arrested for possessing a large amount of child pornography in San Angelo.

Carlos Alberto Beltran Montes De Oca, 29, has been arrested in San Angelo for Possession of Child Pornography.

According to court documents, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which provided information showing a person had uploaded eight videos containing suspected child pornography on the online cloud-based storage provider, Synchronoss Technologies.

The cyber tip also showed the same phone number and IP address had uploaded an additional 22 videos and three images containing suspected child pornography during March 2024.

All of the suspected media files were reviewed and it was determined that they all contained child pornography. Many of these files depicted adult males sexually assaulting with very young girls, some under the age of seven.

Synchronoss Technologies is a storage provider for the Verizon cloud and investigators submitted a grand jury subpoena to Verizon for the account information associated with the suspected phone number. This returned a cellphone, a Samsung Galaxy S23U, and after submitted another grand jury subpoena, the service address returned to the 30 block of West 18th Street in San Angelo.

This cellphone accessed the cloud storage account thousands of times during 2024. Investigators searched the media files saved to the online storage account and located 99 videos and 19 images that contained obvious child pornography and three videos containing bestiality.

Investigators located numerous images and videos saved to the cloud storage account which depicted the same Hispanic male with facial hair. A saved image depicted a Mexico Consular ID card for Carlos Beltran and a Mexico passport for Beltran as well. The meta data for these two images show they were taken in early 2024 using the camera on the Samsung cellphone.

Beltran is same individual depicted in numerous other images and videos saved to the cloud storage account. A newer model white Dodge Charger is also depicted in the media files and investigator had a Tom Green County Sheriff’s Deputy drive to the property located on the 30 block of West 18th Street and confirm the vehicle, which is registered to Beltran, was located there.

The videos that contained child pornography ranged from 10 seconds to 19 minutes and 4 seconds. The longest video started by showing an advertisement with the words “Dark Side” and “12 y old Latina f*** in hotel”. The children in the videos ranged from seven years old to 13 years old and showed different children in different states of sexual activity either with other children or adult men.

Beltran Montes De Oca was arrested on May 24, 2024, and booked into the Tom Green County Jai; on six charges of Possession of Child Pornography. He is being held on $450,000 bond.

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