- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The former maintenance director for the Petersburg school district will spend 12 years in a federal prison following his conviction on child pornography charges.

The U.S. attorney’s office says in a release that 46-year-old Tye Leif Petersen was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anchorage for distribution, receipt and possession of child porn.

Prosecutors said Petersen had over 2,000 images and 39 videos of children under the age of 12. Some of the images depicted sadistic or masochistic conduct.

Authorities also say he took pictures of children at the local high school and in the southeast Alaska community and traded them for child pornography on a Russian website that is solely used to distribute child porn.

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