Yukon felon charged with having child porn in ‘cloud’

Previous drug convict faces 10 years to life for latest alleged crime

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By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

EL RENO – A Yukon felon faces 10 years to life in prison and a possible $25,000 fine for having child pornography in his “cloud”.

Eduardo Mendoza, 48, was formally charged Oct. 18 in Canadian County District Court with possessing child pornography.

The felony case stems from an undercover investigation this spring by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office.

Mendoza violated state law “by possessing numerous images and videos of child pornography in his Dropbox cloud storage account,” according to the charge filed by Assistant District Attorney Austin T. Murrey.

Possessing child pornography is punishable by not more than $250 years in prison and/or a maximum $25,000 fine.

The penalty against Mendoza could be enhanced because the defendant has prior felony convictions.

The Yukon resident was convicted on Jan. 8, 2021, in Canadian County District Court after pleading guilty to trafficking in illegal drugs and unlawful possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.

Mendoza received a 10-year suspended sentence except for the first six months to serve in the county jail in that case. He also was ordered to pay a fine, victim’s compensation assessment and court costs.

The defendant has other Canadian County criminal convictions for trafficking in illegal drugs, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession with intent to distribute CDS, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving with a suspended license.

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