- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.

Forty-one-year-old Michael John Vinton admitted to having hundreds of photos and some videos of child pornography on his computer last year. The Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2u8EAYE ) says investigators from South Dakota’s Crimes Against Children Task Force received the images from Vinton through peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

Vinton was on parole at the time for similar charges. He was convicted in 2012 of possessing, manufacturing or distributing child pornography in Pennington County.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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