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August 18, 2018
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Ohio sting leads to Colorado child porn conviction
(WOUB) - Authorities say police from a small eastern Ohio town used an Internet sting to help prosecutors in Colorado convict a former pastor and correctional officer on child porn charges.

Elie Quinonez of Pueblo, Colo., pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced this week to a year in prison and five years' probation.

Federal prosecutors say the 35-year-old sent an Internet message to an undercover officer in New Waterford, Ohio, seeking photos of a fictional teenage daughter.

Ohio police forwarded the screen name of the person requesting the photos. Colorado authorities later found more than 1,000 pornographic images and videos of children on Quinonez' computer.

New Waterford police used a similar undercover operation to help Michigan authorities arrest a Detroit man in April.
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