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Montana Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

March 21, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Belgrade, Montana man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on March 15, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Michael Blackburn, age 63, was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment, 10 years’ supervised release and ordered to pay $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund.

In April 2012, Blackburn knowingly possessed computer files that contained images of child pornography. He pled guilty on October 29, 2012.

This case was investigated by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.



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