Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Explicit Photos of Stepdaughters

Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Explicit Photos of Stepdaughters

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Clearfield man who admitted taking pornographic pictures of his two stepdaughters was sentenced Wednesday to more than 27 years in federal prison -- the maximum penalty allowed under sentencing guidelines.

Paul Williams will also serve three years of supervised release after his prison term. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart also ordered Williams to pay the cost of continued counseling for the two girls, who were 7 and 9 years old when the photos were taken.

A woman who was staying at Williams' house found the photos and called police. Williams and his wife, Dee Dee Williams, were arrested March 30, 2002.

Dee Dee Williams pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually exploiting children. She is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 12.

Paul Williams, an Air Force staff sergeant based in Korea, was on leave in Clearfield when federal officers seized his computer and found about 1 million pornographic images. Most of those included children, said U.S. Attorney spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch.

The two girls were removed from their home, have since been adopted and are living out of state.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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