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Springfield Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield man, and registered sex offender, was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing thousands of images of child pornography over the internet, according to a press release by the Office Of The United States Attorney, Western District Of Missouri.

Anthony Salois, 51, was sentenced on Friday, June 1, to 15 years in prison without parole. On top of this sentencing, Salois will have 20 years of supervised release after he has been incarcerated.

According to the press release, Salois has a prior conviction for sexual abuse involving a minor and has been kept in custody since his arrest four years ago.

He pled guilty on Feb. 1 this year, admitting that he received and distributed child pornography over the internet in Sept. 2013. He downloaded the pornography using a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.

When law enforcement executed a search warrant at Salois's residence in Oct. of 2013, they seized two desktop computers and investigators found 3,973 images of child pornography, 50 multimedia files of child pornography, 641 images of child erotica and 39 multimedia files of child erotica on those computers.


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