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Victoria man sentenced to six years in prison for child porn charge

Feb. 4, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 3, 2014 at 8:04 p.m.


A Victoria man was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

Michael Anthony Nieto pleaded guilty to Count 2 of the October 2012 indictment in federal court May 14. Counts 1 and 3 through 8 were dismissed by Judge John D. Rainey, a court official said.

Neither Nieto's attorney, Francisco Morales, nor the spokeswoman for the U.S attorney's office, Angela Dodge, were available for comment.

Nieto was arrested July 20, 2012, after law enforcement executed a search warrant at his home in Victoria.

The search warrant was a result of an online investigation, which indicated Nieto was downloading and sharing child pornography using peer-to-peer computer software, according to the criminal complaint prepared by a Homeland Security special agent.

After he was arrested, Nieto waived his Miranda rights. He told officers they would find a lot of child pornography on the computers taken from his room, according to the complaint.

Nieto also was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and given a $100 special assessment fee, a court official said.

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