Tempe man sentenced to prison in child porn case - East Valley Tribune: Tempe

Tempe man sentenced to prison in child porn case

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Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8:49 am


A Tempe man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in California for conspiracy to distribute child pornography.

Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Joseph Hines also was sentenced Monday to 15 years of supervised release after serving his prison term.

Hines was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. He pleaded guilty in December 2010 to one count of conspiracy to solicit child pornography.

Authorities say Hines participated in an international child porn ring that involved an online bulletin board.

Federal authorities shut down the board about three years ago and 16 people were charged in the case.

They say Hines and 14 others have pleaded guilty or been convicted at trial in the case while one other defendant died in custody.

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