Gering man indicted on fed child porn charges

A 53 year old Gering man is facing federal child pornography charges. According to U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Deborah Gilg, Ralph Moreno of Gering is being charged in a two-count Indictment.

Count I of the indictment charges Moreno with receipt and distribution of child pornography from on and before October 3, 2013. If convicted, the maximum possible penalty is imprisonment of not less than 5 years nor more than 20 years, a fine of $250,000, 5 years up to life supervised release.

Moreno is charged in Count II of the indictment with possession of child pornography from on or about November 12, 2013. The maximum possible penalty for this count if convicted is imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, 5 years up to life supervised release.

Gilg announced Thursday that the federal Grand Jury returned a total of 22 indictments charging 24 defendants in the Nebraska District.

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