Weatherford Democrat

October 23, 2012

Kiddie porn lands man in jail

Christin Coyne
Weatherford Democrat

WEATHERFORD —  

A Parker County man who was found with thousands of child porn and erotica images on his computer was sentenced earlier this month to six years in prison. 

Rodney Willard Iglesias pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to six counts of possession of child pornography and, facing up to 10 years in prison on the charges, chose to have 43rd District Judge Trey Loftin assess punishment. 

Iglesias downloaded about 8,000 pictures from the Internet, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain. 

The vast majority were legal but highly offensive child erotica, while other images met the legal definition for child pornography, showing naked genitalia and breasts of children, Swain said. 

The images were primarily of prepubescent children, according to Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Catania, who presented the case. 

Iglesias, 62, worked in the hardware section of an area Walmart prior to his arrest.  

His daughter went into her father’s room to get items she had stored and found his computer beeping, according to Swain. 

After hitting the cursor, she saw images of nearly naked children and contacted Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, who referred her to the local DPS office. 

After the authorities were notified July 28, 2011, investigators seized and searched a couple of computers from the house, along with a flash drive. 

Iglesias reportedly admitted to possessing the pictures and masturbating while viewing them. 

Iglesias told an investigator that he had a background in photography and appreciated the youth and innocence of the children, Catania said. 

Loftin sentenced Iglesias on Oct. 11 to six years on each count, to be served concurrently.

He will become eligible for parole when his time served plus good time equals a quarter of his sentence, according to Swain. 

However, Iglesias will have to register as a sex offender until 2028. 

Iglesias, who was represented by court appointed attorney Rick Alley, has filed an appeal of the sentence.