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Sacramento man sentenced to prison in child porn case

A 61-year-old Sacramento man has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison for receiving child pornography.

Michael Bailey pleaded guilty in May and has been in custody since his arrest on July 22, 2014, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr.

According to court documents, between March and July 2014, law enforcement officers conducting an undercover investigation into online child pornography being shared over peer-to-peer networks found an internet user in Sacramento making child pornography available to download.

When officers executed a search warrant at Bailey’s home, they found a computer containing numerous images and videos depicting sexual exploitation of children, and the files were being made available to others over the internet.

The case resulted from an investigation by the FBI and the Sacramento Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state and local agencies.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy