Former high school student convicted in Douglas County child porn case

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - A former high school student in Douglas County has been convicted after investigators said they found photos and videos of elementary school-aged children and younger, engaging in sex acts.

Wilmer Hau Sosa, 20, was an 18-year-old high school student at the time of his arrest in 2011. Investigators said they had traced images offered on a peer-to-peer computer network to Douglas County.

A follow-up investigation lead investigators to Sosa's home in Highlands Ranch. 

The case against Sosa was built by Detective Shawn Cronce of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and by FBI Examiner Jim Stevens of the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.

Sosa was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, for possession of child pornography. 

"Our community is lucky to have the technological expertise and firepower of the RCFL to identify and hold accountable those who would victimize our children using computers, cell phones and digital cameras," said District Attorney George Brauchler.

Deputy Cronce had also obtained a confession from Sosa, which was another key piece of evidence.

"I am extremely pleased with this conviction and the fact that Douglas County residents have a law enforcement team that seeks out those that participate with the heinous act of sharing, distributing or viewing these types of images that are crimes against children," said Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver.

His sentencing is set for Sept. 27. He faces a minimum of probation to two to 6 years in prison on each count.

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