Attorney General Doug Chin announced that Albert Reginald Carvalho, Jr. was indicted yesterday for two counts of promoting child abuse in the second degree for possessing videos and images of child sexual abuse on his computer and cell phone.
Carvalho is accused of possessing at least 962 files of children being sexually exploited, with at least 575 depicting children under the age of twelve. The investigation was conducted by the Hawaii Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in the Attorney General’s office in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations and the Hawaii County Police Department.
“These charges involving sexual exploitation are horrific in scale,” said Attorney General Chin. “This is abuse with a lasting negative impact on children. My office will prosecute those who engage in this destructive behavior.”
Carvalho is a 35-year old Mountain View resident with no prior convictions. A Hawaii Island grand jury indicted him for two counts of promoting child abuse in the second degree, which is a class B felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison. Bail is set at $11,000.00 and a bench warrant has been issued for Carvalho’s arrest.
Carvalho is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.