A San Antonio man pleaded guilty in a federal court in San Antonio to one count of sexual exploitation of children.
According to court documents, 46-year-old Adrian Scott Warren disclosed to another user in a private messaging app that he had been engaging in sexual contact with a prepubescent minor for several years. Warren also told the app user that he was interested in meeting up to engage in sexual activity and watch child pornography that Warren would provide. Additionally, Warren used the app to send two photos of an adult male sexually assaulting a child.
On August 4, 2022, Warren traveled to meet the messaging app user at a hotel, where he expected to engage in sexual acts with the user's nine-year-old nephew. Instead, Warren was met by FBI agents who arrested him and seized his phone.
U.S. Attorney [name] said, "This case is a sobering reminder that child predators are out there looking for opportunities to harm children. We will continue to identify and bring to justice those who seek to sexually exploit minors."
Warren is scheduled to be sentenced on February 21, 2024 and faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison, with a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.