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Published March 31, 2011, 03:21 PM

Williston Man Gets Over 17 Years for Child Porn

A Williston man who authorities say possessed more than 600 images of child pornography on his computers has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison.

By: Associated Press,

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Williston man who authorities say possessed more than 600 images of child pornography on his computers has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says 43-year-old Scott Parker pleaded guilty last November to distributing materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. Once he is released from prison he will be on supervised release for the rest of his life.

Purdon says Parker was caught in May 2009 when he chatted online with an undercover agent in New Hampshire posing as an 18-year-old male, and sent the agent more than 100 images of child porn via the Internet.

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