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Cornville man sentenced to 30 years for child porn

Troy Lee Curtis

Troy Lee Curtis

Troy Lee Curtis, 48, was sentenced Monday by Superior Court Judge Michael Bluff to a 30 years in prison, lifetime probation and lifetime sex offender registration.

On Jan. 14, 2013, Curtis, pled guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor -- both dangerous crimes against children -- and failure to register as a sex offender, stemming from a Colorado conviction for sexual assault with a minor.

In September 2009, Homeland Security Investigations learned a specific website had been used for the distribution and receipt of child pornography and began monitoring the site.  The website contained some images and links to adult pornography.  The website also had a chat feature by which users could access different "rooms" in which users could have private chats with each other.  

In August 2010, U.S. Marshals and Homeland Security agents and YCSO, served a search warrant at Curtis' home in the 2700 block of Horton Road. They seized a computer and assorted data storage devices, and evidence linking Curtis to the computer use. Investigators found several hundred child porn images and at least 13-similar video files in the material they seized, according to the Sheriff's office.

Curtis was interviewed and admitted to viewing, receiving and downloading child pornography from the Internet.  Officers seized included a computer, storage devices, a cell phone, several VHS tapes, and other pieces of electronic media.

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