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Attorney General Raúl Torrez Urges Congress to Study AI and its Harmful Effects on Children 

Albuquerque, NM – As part of a bipartisan 54-state and territory coalition, Attorney General Raúl Torrez joined a letter urging Congress to study how artificial intelligence (AI) can be and is being used to exploit children through a variety of methods, including child sexual abuse material (CSAM), and to propose legislation to protect children from those abuses. 

AG Balderas Announces Maximum Sentence for Former West Las Vegas Middle School Security Guard Convicted of Sexual Crimes Against Children

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the sentencing of former Las Vegas security guard, Abran Ulibarri. Judge Abigail Aragon imposed the maximum sentence allowed under the plea of ten years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections. The victim also spoke to the court in favor of incarceration. “This was not a lapse of judgment,” Judge Aragon said at sentencing. “It was premeditated, predatory conduct on a vulnerable child.” Ulibarri was immediately taken into custody to begin serving his sentence.

Attorney General Hector Balderas Announces Landmark Settlements with Google Over Children’s Online Privacy

Santa Fe, NM – Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that his Consumer & Environmental Protection Division has resolved two federal court cases filed against Google LLC. Both cases concern allegations made by Balderas against the company under the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, as well as under state consumer protection laws.

AG Balderas Announces an Additional Six Year Sentence for Man Accused of Abusing his Children

ALBUQUERQUE, NM– Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that James Stewart was convicted of seven additional counts of child abuse in front of Judge Cindy Leos. Judge Leos sentenced Stewart to an additional six years in prison to run consecutive to his 20 year sentence after conviction at a jury trial in 2019. Stewart will now serve a total sentence of 26 years in the Department of Corrections.