News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Fri. Aug. 29, 2014: A 45-year-old former disc jockey for high school parties will spend the next 40 years of his life in jail after admitting to engaging in sexual acts with a minor and coercing two others to undress and to engage in various sexual acts.
According to court records, Eduardo Santiago-Rivera, 45, admitted that in June and July 2012, he caused at least three minors, who ranged in age from 12 to 15, to engage in sexual activity for the purpose of creating videos.
Santiago-Rivera used “ooVoo,” an Internet-based video chat program, to direct and coerce the minors to undress and to engage in various sexual acts. He also recorded himself engaging in sexual acts with one of the minors.
The former disc jockey met his victims at area high school parties and on various social networking sites.
Santiago-Rivera pleaded guilty on Jan. 13, 2014, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Camille L. Vélez – Rivé in the District of Puerto Rico to nine counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography. He was charged by superseding indictment on May 13, 2013.
At the sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge Jay A. Garcia-Gregory of the District of Puerto Rico, Santiago-Rivera was additionally ordered to serve a 15-year term of supervised release following his release from prison, during which his access to computers, the Internet and minors will be restricted, and he will be obligated to register as a sex offender.
Judge Garcia-Gregory will also issue an order for restitution to be paid by Santiago-Garcia to the families of the victims in 60 days.