A man who ran an international child pornography business out of a Miami Beach hotel room knew he was HIV positive when he videotaped himself having sex with children in Cuba and Ecuador, federal prosecutors say in court papers.
In light of this, Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Martinez Wright is seeking a 100-year sentence for Angel Rafael Mariscal, 45, at his hearing on Friday.
Wright said in court papers that Mariscal, an Ecuadorean, exploited more than 120 children, most of them girls between ages 7 and 17. More than 300 tapes and CD-ROMs were seized in the investigation.
The court papers did not say whether any girl contracted HIV, and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami had no comment. Defense attorney David P. Hodge said in court papers that no victim tested positive for HIV.