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February 13, 2013
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Man sentenced in child porn case

A 51-year-old Carson City man was sentenced Tuesday to between one and nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking a state law against “control” of child pornography images downloaded from the Internet.Allen Dwayne Reed pleaded guilty July 3, 2012, to a charge of using the Internet to “control a visual representation depicting sexual conduct of persons under 16 years of age.”“There are some things that are so evil it is against the law even to view them,” District Judge James Wilson said in rejecting a defense request for probation and sentencing Reed to prison. “This is that kind of a crime.”Reed could have been sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison and to a $10,000 fine instead of the minimum of one year and a maximum of 32 months imposed by the judge.The prosecution concurred with a state Parole and Probation recommendation of two to five years in prison, while the defense requested probation, noting that a mental health report to the court described Reed as a low risk to re-offend. A second report described Reed as a higher risk, but defense lawyer Robert Grayson said that report was based on flawed information. Deputy District Attorney Nathan MacLellan argued that Reed’s viewing and consumption of 17 pornographic images helps to perpetuate child pornography.“The people viewing these are a major part of the problem,” MacLellan said. Grayson argued it makes no sense to him to imprison Reed in part because of what he termed Reed’s minimal effect on the child pornography industry.“He did not share (the images,) he not seek out that type of pornography from other people,” Grayson said. “He addressed the problem” by going to counseling before he was aware police were investigating his actions. Reed will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be under lifetime supervision. Reed told Judge Wilson he knows child pornography hurts children because he was abused as a child. “What I’m most sorry for is the people I hurt,” Reed said. “I can honestly say I know it’s wrong, what I did was wrong ... I swear to God it will never happen again.”

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