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Rocklin man pleads guilty to receiving child porn

A Rocklin man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Sacramento to receiving child pornography.

An undercover investigation revealed that in June through August 2013, Paul Ross Pacini, 48, used a peer-to-peer file-sharing network to share more than 300 files of pictures and videos depicting sexual exploitation of children, according to a U.S. attorney’s office news release. Included were videos involving children younger than 10.

A search warrant executed at Pacini’s home revealed that his computers contained more than 2,500 images and more than 900 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children and that at various times, many of those videos were made available to others over the Internet through a file-sharing network.

Pacini is to be sentenced Oct. 7 by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.