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60-Year-Old Man Convicted of Possessing Child Porn on Computer

DATE:  January 29, 2016

CASE:  Mark Charles Nielsen

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney James Wax, Cyber Crimes Unit

Sixty-year-old Mark Nielsen was convicted by jury of knowingly possessing child pornography. 

On March 22, 2013, Nielsen’s roommate called 911 to report she had located child pornography on his computer. Police responded to the apartment and seized two computers. Two days later, police again responded to the residence and were provided 33 discs, many of which were labeled “porn.” A forensic exam of the computer and discs revealed tens of thousands of images and videos of pornography, classified by type. Among those, 422 were verified by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as containing known child victims. Many others contained children well under the age of 18 posing nude or engaging in sexual conduct.

Nielsen faces a sentence of 3 years in prison. Sentencing is set for March 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Department 36 before the Honorable Gerrit Wood.

 

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