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Rancho Cordova man receives 5-year prison sentence in child porn case

A Rancho Cordova man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to receive child pornography.

Kevin Michael Wood, 35, pleaded guilty in October to attempting to receive sexually explicit images of minors and child pornography. He had repeatedly requested that explicit photographs be emailed to him by a person he thought was a minor, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Wood was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Sacramento. Following his time in prison, he will be subject to 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

According to court documents, on April 24, 2014, Wood responded to an ad in an online forum placed by a law enforcement officer posing as a 14-year-old girl. For the next 13 days, Wood exchanged emails with the purported girl and some of those emails were sexual in nature. On multiple occasions, Wood asked the girl to send him sexually explicit photographs of herself, authorities said.

Wood was arrested May 7, 2014, when he arrived at a Citrus Heights park intending to meet the girl and have sexual contact with her. For this encounter, authorities said, Wood had brought with him various items including condoms and an iPhone.

The case resulted from an investigation by the FBI, the Citrus Heights Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office’s High Tech Crimes Task Force.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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