Man linked to Diana Alvarez gets 40 years for child porn

FORT MYERS, Fla. A man linked to a missing San Carlos Park girl was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison for child pornography.

Jorge Guerrero was found guilty of producing and possessing lewd images of 10-year-old Diana Alvarez, who went missing more than one year ago. Guerrero admitted the images were of Diana in an interrogation video.

Guerrero received the maximum sentence for the charges.

Rita Hernandez, Diana’s mother, bawled and screamed as the sentencing took place, demanding Guerrero look at her and tell her where her daughter is. He shed tears, looked at her twice and then looked down.

Guerrero made a brief apology when asked if he had anything to say.

Hernandez pleaded with the public in interviews after the hearing, asking for anyone with information about her daughter to come forward.

A court ruling prohibited prosecutors from mentioning Guerrero as a suspect in Diana’s disappearance during the trial. He’s never been formally charged in her disappearance.

But Hernandez believes Guerrero knows Diana’s whereabouts.

“He plays dumb, but he knows where she is,” Hernandez said in Spanish.

Guerrero plans to appeal the sentencing, his attorney said.

WINK News reporter Nicole Valdes has more from inside the courtroom:

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