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Slaton Resident Stephen Carpenter Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

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A Slaton man has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

Stephen Carpenter appeared before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings on Friday and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.

The 33-year-old Carpenter, who is currently out on bond, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Carpenter used a file-sharing program to search for pictures and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

He was found to be in possession of a computer containing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on February 14th, 2013.

Judge Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the report is complete.

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