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Rocklin man draws five-year prison sentence for receiving child pornography

A Rocklin man is headed prison for receiving child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced 46-year-old Paul Ross Pacini to five years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised released, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

According to court documents, an undercover investigation revealed that from June through August 2013, Pacini used a peer-to-peer file-sharing network to make available more than 300 files of pictures and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children.

After a search warrant was served at Pacini’s home, investigators found that his computers contained more than 2,500 images and more than 900 videos depicting sexual abuse of children. At various times, many of those videos were made available to others over the Internet, authorities said.

The case resulted from an investigation by the Sacramento 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.