On July 19, 2022, Perkins was found guilty by a federal jury sitting in Pecos of one count of distribution of child pornography and eight counts of possession of child pornography. Perkins has remained in federal custody since his arrest on September 14, 2020.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents encountered Ayala, and six other co-defendants hiding in the brush in the High Lonesome Mountains on June 22, 2022.
The threats were made at Permian High School, Nimitz Middle School, and the Alternative Center. All three were charged with a Class A Misdemeanor Threat or Exhibition of a Weapon on School Grounds or Bus
Jesus Trevino Castillo was charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and an additional five counts of Indecency with a Child. After hearing evidence during the earlier part of the week, the jury found Castillo guilty of all charges on Wednesday morning after less than two hours of deliberating.
The judge ordered his life sentences to run concurrently and ordered his probation revocation sentence to run consecutively, meaning he must serve the 20-year sentence he is already serving before his life sentence begins.
“Not only did this bomb hoax cause the Ector County courthouse and multiple local businesses to be shut down, but the event also required federal and local law enforcement agencies to expend significant time, resources, and taxpayer dollars to render the area safe and identify the perpetrator,” said U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff. “Let this prosecution send a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated in our communities.”