BRIEF: Plainville Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Conviction
PLAINVILLE, Jan 19, 2013 (The Hartford Courant - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A Plainville man who received and distributed child pornography was sentenced Friday to 24 months in prison.
Steven Donald Lewis, 23, was also sentenced to ten years probation following his release from prison by US District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant.
According to court documents and statements made in court, a Bristol police detective assigned to the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force in New Haven logged into a publicly available Internet file sharing program on Nov. 9, 2010 and downloaded 34 images of child pornography from a shared directory maintained by Lewis.
Lewis was arrested at his dormitory at the University of Connecticut on Dec. 8, 2010 and his laptop computer was seized. Analysis of the computer revealed thousands of images and videos of child pornography, including images of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Forensic analysis also determined that Lewis distributed child pornography images and videos through the file sharing program located on his computer.
On Aug. 13, 2012, Lewis waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography. Lewis has been released on bond and has been ordered to report to prison on March 1.
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