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October 7, 2014

Citrus Heights Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Crime

SACRAMENTO, CA—Jason Carlsen, 41, of Citrus Heights, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John A. Mendez to five years in prison for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, in August 2013, Carlsen was found with hundreds of images and videos showing child pornography on his cellphone. Carlsen used file sharing programs to send and receive child pornography with others, and in May 2013, he sent a series of text messages to a recipient in Kentucky that included sexually explicit photographs of a juvenile believed to be approximately 13 years old. Carlsen has been in custody since his arrest in March 2014, and on May 13, 2014, he pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography charge.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Kyle Reardon and Christopher S. Hales prosecuted the case.

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