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Appleton man sentenced for possession of child pornography

APPLETON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 37-year-old Appleton man was sentenced for child pornography on Friday.

Seth Rector was sentenced to two years in prison and eight years supervised release following his guilty plea.

As part of his sentence, Rector must also comply with sex offender registry requirements.

According to court documents, beginning in about November 2016, Rector obtained adult and child pornography via the BitTorrent network. Law enforcement observed that Rector was sharing files with names suggestive of child pornography.

On September 26, 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Rector’s residence.

Two desktop computers were seized and later searched. The two computers contained a total of 573 child pornography image files as well as BitTorrent file sharing software.

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