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Sex offender jailed for child porn

A Spokane sex offender already in jail has been indicted on federal child pornography charges.

Daniel Elliot Ochs, 47, pleaded not guilty this week to two felonies after a grand jury indicted him Feb. 16.

He's charged in U.S. District Court with receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography in relation to a search at his home on July 27. He's accused of possessing sexually explicit images of children beginning in January 2010.

The FBI seized three cell phones; Ochs would relinquish ownership under a forfeiture charge included in the indictment.

Ochs has been in jail since July. In 2005, he was sentenced to 46 months in prison for possession of child pornography. He was released early, in late 2008, and was to be on probation for five years. He was arrested after an Internet site complained of uploaded images of child pornography. Investigators traced an email address to Ochs.

Ochs said in a written statement to the FBI that he started looking at child pornography again because of “stress and relationship problems.”

“It is an addiction and I am in treatment for it,” he wrote, according to court documents.
  


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