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Technician gets 9 years for child porn

A Canadian computer technician who illegally entered the United States with a laptop computer containing child pornography has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison.

Scott Andrew Henry, 25, will be on probation for 10 years after he leaves prison. He pleaded guilty in September to possession of sexually explicit images of minors and was sentenced Monday.

Henry illegally entered the United States near Bonners Ferry in May after cutting through a wire fence and driving his car through. border agents found him with a red Dodge Neon on Boundary Creek Bridge east of the Porthill, Idaho, entry.

He had his computer connected to a GPS receiver and to Google Maps and appeared to be trying to ram a locked gate before his car got stuck, according to federal court documents.  Investigators found more than 57,000 images of child pornography on his computer.

Henry has a prior felony conviction for fraud and has several forgery charges pending in New York state, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

He first told investigators that he owns a computer company in British Columbia, the Komputer Clinic, and may have picked up the photos while serving clients’ computers, according to federal court documents.

Past coverage:

July 20: Computer tech charged in child porn case


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