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Ex-Utah soldier gets 12 years in child porn case

By Associated Press | Posted - Sep 13th, 2013 @ 11:26am



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ordered a decorated former soldier from Park City to spend 12 years in federal prison and pay nearly $600,000 in restitution to a victim in a child pornography case.

Michael Loren Dunn was sentenced Thursday, after he was found guilty in January of possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography.

He'll also have to pay back a 21-year-old woman who appeared in pornographic photos and videos Dunn watched and shared. The woman wrote that she lives every day knowing images from the most terrifying moments of her childhood are circulating around the Internet.

Dunn's attorney argued that Dunn had accidentally downloaded the child pornography in search of the adult version, but the judge didn't buy the argument.

Dunn said Thursday he was sorry and ashamed about his conduct.

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