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Sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison for child porn stash

Jeffrey Miles Hayes’ second child pornography conviction came with a steep penalty.

Hayes, 55, was sentenced Thursday to 33 years in prison followed by 25 years of supervised release for receiving child pornography, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Sacramento County Superior Court records show he had previously served three years probation and registered as a sex offender after pleading no contest to distribution of child pornography in 2009.

Two people contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after seeing blog posts containing images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, the release said.

Law enforcement traced the IP address for the blog back to Hayes’ home in Sacramento, where they found an iPad with more than 2,000 images of children as young as infants being sexually abused and links to cloud accounts containing child pornography. Hayes was subsequently arrested following the September 2016 raid.

Hayes’ arrest was the result of an investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel