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Indian cruise ship employee sentenced to 16 years in
prison in US for distributing child sexual abuse material

Los Angeles, March 24, 2023 A.Gary Singh

Angelo Victor Fernandes, a 34-year-old cruise ship employee from Goa, India, was sentenced in federal district court to 188 months in prison for distributing child sexual abuse material. 

Between January 16 and April 30, 2022, Fernandes sent 13 child pornography videos through an instant messaging application to Daniel Scott Crow. Fernandes also communicated with Crow about arranging for Crow to travel to engage in sexual activity with minor children. During a separate communication with an unidentified person, Fernandes talked about sexual abuse of minor children and his ability to obtain children for sex.

Crow pled guilty to one count of enticement of a minor and one count of production of child pornography in case number 22-cr-14035. He was sentenced on December 12, 2022, to 30 years in prison.

United States Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and acting Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Buckley, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Miami, announced the sentence.

HSI Fort Pierce Office investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Hudock prosecuted it.