A New York man who was once featured in a Time magazine cover story about immigration reform has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography.
Roy Naim, 32, who was featured in the 2012 story titled ‘We are Americans…just not legally’, was also convicted in 2014 for attempted exploitation.
Federal agents found porn that depicted boys as young as nine years old performing sexual acts on Naim’s computer. He admitted to viewing and downloading the porn for multiple years.
They were led to his Brooklyn home after arresting suspected child porn producer Johnathan Johnson, who fooled underage boys into thinking they were video conferencing with teenage girls and then recorded the acts.
The videos were posted on a website called and was sent to others through email, according to New York Daily News.
One of the victims was a teenage boy who was suffering from a brain tumor. He had attended a camp for children with cancer, where Naim worked as a counselor.
Johnson was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Naim, who immigrated to the US with his family when he was three years old, was named the ‘Jewish face of the immigration reform struggle’ after he appeared in the Time story.
It was the first time Naim made his undocumented status publicly known.
‘My being public protects me because America loves stories,’ he told The Forward in 2013.
‘And when we hear about a good person — a person who is nice, who cares — we don’t want him deported; we want him in this country.’
Naim will be deported to Israel after completing his sentence.