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Sacramento man convicted for receiving child porn

A 69-year-old Sacramento man has been found guilty of receiving child pornography.

Albert Lee Mitchell was indicted in November 2012 on a single count of receipt of child pornography. His conviction Friday followed a five-day jury trial in federal court in Sacramento, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

According to evidence presented during the trial, a search warrant was executed at Mitchell’s residence on Nov. 5, 2012, after law enforcement officers identified an IP address at that location offering files of child pornography.

At the time of the search, dozens of images of suspected child pornography were set to be downloaded on a file-sharing network on a computer at the residence. Mitchell admitted that he owned the computer and was its sole user, authorities said. A forensic review of the computer and other devices found in Mitchell’s home office revealed a collection of thousands of depictions of child pornography.

After the jury announced its verdict, Mitchell was taken into custody as a danger to the community, authorities said. He is to be sentenced Sept. 28 by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller.

The case resulted from an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy