- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) - A southern Utah man who pleaded guilty to taking explicit pictures of two children while installing Internet in their homes has been sentenced to a year in jail.

The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports (https://bit.ly/1iyUQIc ) that 24-year-old Kenneth Paiz was sentenced Monday in the Washington City case about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Prosecutors say that Paiz took the images of two girls under 10 while working for an Internet company.

Prosecutor Zachary Weiland says police found pictures of a third girl on the defendant’s work phone and additional charges could be filed.

A lawyer for Paiz, Rebecca Hyde, says that the crime is out of character for the Eagle Scout and returned missionary.

He is expected to be deported to Guatemala after his release.


Information from: The Spectrum, https://www.thespectrum.com

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