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Colorado man sentenced to almost 5 years on sex crimes charges

A Denver judge sentenced a 56-year-old man to almost five years in prison to sex crimes involving child pornography. The man's sentence is 57 months. He will also be on supervised release for ten years after serving that sentence.

The man received more than 100 videos depicting child pornography in the mail. An inspector with the U.S. Post Office contacted the police department in Colorado Springs after figuring out that someone had spent more than $4,000 to purchase these videos between November 2008 and April 2011. The man was later identified as the one who had purchased and received the videos.

According to the Department of Justice, a subsequent search of the man's home yielded explicit images of boys who were underage on his computer, as well as DVDs of child pornography. The DVDs were reportedly mailed from New York.

The DOJ said the man belonged to the "North American Man-Boy Love Association." After the man completes his sentence, he will be required to register with the state as a sex offender.

Those who are charged with sex crimes can lose everything -- from their careers to their family to their friends. This is even before a judge or jury has heard the evidence in a case. Because the media tends to follow sex crimes cases carefully, it's important to make sure that a defendant's rights aren't violated simply because of the nature of the charges. An attorney who is experienced in defending sex crimes charges can provide information on developing a strategy that will provide a chance at a positive outcome in the case.

Source: krdo.com, "Springs man who had more than 100 child pornography videos mailed to his house sentenced" Chris Loveless, Aug. 20, 2014

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