CENTER POINT, Texas — In San Antonio today, 46-year-old Christopher Zamarripa was sentenced to 460 months in federal prison for cyberstalking and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery also ordered that Zamarripa be placed on supervised release for the remainder of his life after completing his prison term.
On August 15, 2019, Zamarripa pleaded guilty to ten counts of cyberstalking and one count of possession of child pornography. According to court records, Zamarripa caused substantial emotional distress to his victims by altering photographs of their faces he downloaded from the Internet and placing them onto photographs of bodies engaged in explicit sexual activities, which he then uploaded to online pornographic websites. Zamarripa also uploaded to the same online pornographic websites unaltered images of two child victims.
On August 22, 2017, Kerr County sheriff’s deputies seized Zamarripa’s laptop computer. A subsequent forensics analysis of the laptop revealed the presence of child pornography.
Zamarripa has remained in custody since his arrest by FBI agents on May 20, 2019.
This investigation was conducted by the FBI in San Antonio and the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bettina Richardson prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.