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Ex-aide to Miami mayor faces federal child porn charges

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Posted at 6:54 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 06:54:17-04

MIAMI, Fla. — A former aide to the mayor of Miami who was previously charged in state court with groping a teenage boy at City Hall and then sending him a lewd photograph is now facing federal child porn charges.

The U.S. attorney's office in Miami filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against 48-year-old Rene Pedrosa, who resigned from the mayor's office last month.

The federal complaint says Pedrosa contacted the 16-year-old victim in November through Instagram to discuss a web design job at the mayor's office.

During a meeting later that month at City Hall, Pedrosa touched the teen inappropriately.

The complaint says Pedrosa and teen later exchanged explicit photos.