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Soldotna Man Sentenced for Child Pornography
A Kenai Superior Court judge has sentenced a Soldotna man convicted of child pornography to 17 years in prison with five years suspended.
KENAI- A Kenai Superior Court judge has sentenced a Soldotna man convicted of child pornography to 17 years in prison with five years suspended.
Judge Carl Bauman on Thursday also sentenced 42-year-old Kevin Patterson to seven years probation.
Patterson was convicted of seven counts of possessing of child pornography in January.
In 2005, Patterson was convicted of similar charges in Minnesota. He moved to Alaska and was a registered sex offender.
A probation officer in April 2009 reported probation violations and that Patterson appeared to be accessing the Internet. He was charged in January 2010 with child porn possession but could not be found in Alaska.
He was arrested in December 2010 in Mexico City.