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Valley man gets 4 years for child porn

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Jonathan Stocker, 30, was indicted September after a May 31 federal search of his home found 24 videos and images of children engaged in sex acts, according to court records.

Stocker is not in jail and is being allowed to self report to federal prison. A sentencing memorandum described him as a man who "pays his taxes and his bills and lives modestly."

"He has no history of abuse of children and in fact, his friends and family who have children, report that he acts appropriately," according to the memo prepared by his public defender. "There is no indication that Mr. Stocker presents a danger to anyone."

Stocker was prosecuted under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington said in a news release.

 




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