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Nampa man sentenced for child porn

Nampa man sentenced for child porn
Posted at 12:15 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 14:15:52-04

Sean Crawford, 36, of Nampa, will spend at least one year behind bars for possessing child porn on his computer.

Judge George Southworth sentenced Crawford on four felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child.     

Crawford was sentenced to one year fixed, followed by six years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of seven years.  Judge Southworth also ordered Crawford to register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database, and have no contact with any minors for the duration of the sentence.  Crawford was also ordered to pay $1,200 in fines along with court costs.  

Crawford was arrested on a felony warrant in February of this year, after an investigation by the Nampa Police Department revealed he possessed multiple images and videos of child pornography, some of which showed children as young as 3 or 4 years of age engaging in sexual acts with adults, according to Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor.  

“During an interview with detectives, Crawford admitted to possessing the child pornography on his computer and multiple USB drives -- and admitted he uses them for his own sexual gratification,” said Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker in a news release.   

“Although he wasn’t a physical perpetrator in this case, the defendant no doubt contributed to the ongoing sexual abuse of innocent children by downloading and viewing these images and videos of child pornography,” said Deputy Canyon County Prosecutor Erica Kallin.  

During sentencing, Judge Southworth added, “I always come back to the horrific nature of these crimes and the videos. They are troubling. I have determined this is the type of crime (where), in order to protect society and send a message to others, a prison term is appropriate.”