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Coeur d’Alene man gets prison term for child porn

A Coeur d’Alene man who had amassed a large collection of child pornography was sentenced Tuesday to 75 months in federal prison.

Keith David Killingsworth, 38, also will spend 15 years on parole after his release and will be subject to monitoring of his computer and online use.

U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian, visiting from the Eastern District of Washington, also ordered Killingsworth to pay $1,500 in restitution to one of the victims depicted in the images he possessed.

A North Idaho investigator with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force detected child porn files being made available for download from Killingsworth’s computer in 2013. They included videos of adult men having sex with young girls.

Law enforcement agents seized the computer and found over 2,000 photos and 67 videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to court records. They included victims from seven states and seven foreign countries, investigators found.

Killingsworth, who was convicted of a similar crime in Texas, pleaded guilty to possession of sexually explicit images of minors. His defense lawyer and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Coeur d’Alene both recommended the 75-month sentence, which takes into account time he has served in jail since his arrest in 2013.

Killingsworth apologized to the court and his family and friends. He said he recognizes he has an addiction and is committed to getting treatment for it.

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