Kansas City man sentenced for child pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 32-year-old James A. Rhea won’t be eligible for parole under the sentence he received Monday in federal court. Rhea pleaded guilty to the crime last November.

Investigators said a technician at a Best Buy store alerted police in August 2010 after finding child porn on a computer Rhea had brought in for repairs. Police found more than 400 images and more than 40 videos of child pornography on the laptop.

Detectives said Rhea admitted receiving child porn through email and Web chats. After he was questioned and his laptop was confiscated, police said, Rhea resumed downloading such material on his cellphone.

 

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