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Idaho Falls man sentenced to 11 years for receiving child pornography

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced Tuesday a 55-year-old Idaho Falls man was sentenced in United States District Court to 132 months (11 years) in federal prison for receiving sexually explicit images of minors, followed by 10 years of supervised release.  

Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Clay Ross to pay a $5,100 special assessment.

Ross pleaded guilty to the crime on May 24, 2017.

According to the plea agreement, law enforcement agents downloaded over 100 sexually exploitative images and videos of minors from an individual later identified as Ross.  A subsequent search of Ross’s home and electronic devices revealed he possessed approximately 688 images and 47 videos of child pornography. 
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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