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Man pleads guilty to massive child porn portfolio

Steven Roland, 44, pleaded guilty Friday to receiving thousands of images of child pornography over a four-month span.

Roland knowingly received more than 28,000 images and 50 videos containing child pornography while living in Citrus Heights between Dec. 28, 2013, and March 19, 2014, according a U.S Department of Justice news release. He was living in Arizona when arrested.

The Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force identified Roland via an undercover investigation examining use of peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

Roland is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 19. He faces a minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years and a $250,000 fine, according to court documents.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel