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December 18, 2017 (Spring Valley) – A federal judge has sentenced Spring Valley resident Robert Lee Talnadge, 55, to six years in prison after he pled guilty to receiving child pornography.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego announced that Talnadge had over a million images and 25,000 videos of children in sexually explicit acts.

Following a search of his home and seizure of computer and other digital devices, investigators found that an internet protocol address tied to Talnadge’s home contained child pornography files available for sharing through a network similar to those used to share music or movies.

U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey Miller said possession of child pornography is a “heinous offense” that “preys upon the most vulnerable in our society and does so in a shockingly evil way.”

Following a six-year sentence in federal prison, Talnadge will be on supervised release for 10 years. While on probation he will be banned from having unsupervised contact with minors and will also be prohibited from using the internet other than through monitored equipment.

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