The U.S. Attorney's office announced Tuesday that a Corpus Christi man has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Authorities said 61-year-old Rogelio Castaneda was in custody following an investigation that began after authorities discovered he allegedly uploaded images of child pornography to his email accounts.

The criminal complaint indicates Castaneda had a prior conviction related to child pornography and is required to register as a sex offender. However, Castaneda failed to register as a sex offender when he was taken into custody in February of 2017.

Investigators said several digital devices were discovered at the time of Castaneda's arrest and those led to the discovery of approximately 14 images and 470 videos of child pornography.

If convicted Castaneda faces a minimum of 10 and up to 20 years in federal prison, and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

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