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Las Vegas man gets 14 years in child porn case


A Las Vegas man who had more than 1,400 images of child pornography on his home computers has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release, Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden announced Friday.

Steven Byington, 69, was convicted by a federal jury in June of one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

“The penalties for this type of crime are very high, particularly when large amounts of pornography are received,” Bogden said in a news release. “We will aggressively prosecute the persons who victimize children through these horrible crimes.”

According to court records and evidence introduced at trial, agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at Byington’s home in November 2010, seizing four computers, external hard drives and computer storage devices.

A forensic analysis determined that the computers and equipment contained more than 1,400 images, including 13 videos, of child pornography.

 

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