HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hilo resident Daniel Seguerre III, 28, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday by US District Judge David A. Ezra for child pornography offenses.
Seguerre had previously pled guilty to three charges of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.
He also pled guilty to one count of possessing child pornography.
Florence T. Nakakuni, US Attorney for Hawaii, said that according to information produced in court, Seguerre was a member of an Internet network of pedophiles who abused children and traded images of the abuse.
Law enforcement agents on the mainland discovered that someone using a computer at a Hilo address had made available to the pedophile network hundreds of child pornography images and videos.
Authorities in Hawaii determined that Seguerre lived at the Hilo address and identified him in some of the videos sexually abusing prepubescent children, later determined to have been between 18 months and six years old.
The prosecution stated at sentencing that Seguerre had two of the victims at his residence when law enforcement agents arrested him, and the victims clung to the agents.
The criminal case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Hawaii County Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Amy K. Olson.