Cell phone admissible in child porn case of Diana Alvarez suspect

FORT MYERS, Fla. A cell phone with lewd images of Diana Alvarez will be admissible in the trial of a man who is a suspect in the 9-year-old girl’s disappearance, a federal court judge ruled on Friday.

Jorge Guerrero, who is accused of possessing child pornography, was named in an Amber Alert issued for Diana following her disappearance in May 2016.

Guerrero has not been charged in connection with her disappearance and he is expected back in federal court for trial in May.

Guerrero’s attorney filed a motion to not use the phone, because it was password protected. Guerrero also used a password protected app called “Vault” where he kept inappropriate photos of other women, Guerrero said during his testimony.

The phone traveled from Orlando to the Fort Myers area just one day before Diana was reported missing, tracked to Okeechobee, Yeehaw Juction back to Okeechobee, court documents said.

“I’m sick about it, I’ve lost sleep, I’m angry,” Alvarez’s mother, Rita Hernandez, said in Spanish. “What I saw yesterday and what was ultimately relayed today through further comments made by him [Guerrero] in the suppression hearing, I’m glad that the evidence will come in and I’ll be there for trial.”

Reporter:Michelle Kingston
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Writer:Katherine Viloria
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