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On Thursday, January 28th, 23-year-old Elyas Anthony Rocha was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor.

Rocha pleaded guilty to the charge back on September 14th, 2020.

KAMC News reports that Kik Interactive tipped off law enforcement concerning the suspected child pornography. That lead ended with Police talking with Rocha in late June, 2020.

Rocha admitted to using Kik to download around 600 images and/or videos of child pornography. He also admitted to using a different internet service to download around 400 images and/or videos.

Along with the child pornography charge, Rocha was charged at a state level for aggravated sexual assault of a child. He admitted that when he was around 18 or 19-years-old, he recorded a video of himself during a sexual act with a child that was around 1 or 2-years-old at the time.

The sexual act with a child offense was not included in Thursday's sentencing, but it's said that since it's a first-degree felony, he faces a maximum penalty of 99 years or life in prison. All of that is on top of the 20 years he has already been sentenced to. His guilty plea to possession of child pornography doesn't address the state-level charge.

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