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Tuesday, Oct 09 2012 05:09 PM

Eight year sentence handed down for child porn conviction

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

Ridgecrest resident Ralph Michael Smith, 53, was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and one month in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release for receiving child pornography.

According to court documents, Smith received 24 separate videos and an additional 161 still images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Smith received the child pornography on his computer via the Internet, and many of the minors depicted were prepubescent minors.

- Office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, Eastern District of California

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