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Oregon man sentenced for distributing child pornography

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:33 a.m. CST

An Oregon man was sentenced May 17 in federal court in Rockford for distributing child pornography.

Jonathan Long, 51, who was originally charged in federal court in Alaska, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard to 121 months in federal prison, in addition to 10 years of supervised release, according to a press release from Gary S. Shapiro, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Long pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 16, 2012. 

According to a written plea agreement, Long admitted that in March of 2012 he distributed visual images of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct via email to an individual in Alaska, the press release said.

Long was arrested on July 24, 2012 and has remained in federal custody since then.

The sentencing was announced by Shapiro and Gary J. Hartwig, Special Agent-in-Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Chicago.

The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.

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