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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Albuquerque man sentenced to 10 years in prison for downloading child pornography

           ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A federal judge on Nov. 16 sentenced Alexander Balding, 25, of Albuquerque, to 10 years in prison for accessing and downloading child pornography. In addition to his prison sentence, Balding also will be subject to 20 years of supervised release.

           Balding pleaded guilty on Aug. 5. In his plea agreement, Balding admitted to using uTorrent computer software to download more than 300 images of child pornography in March and April of 2019.

            The FBI and the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eva M. Fontanez prosecuted the case.

Press Release Number: 
20-221
Updated November 18, 2020