Nampa man sentenced for having child porn

CANYON COUNTY - A Nampa man has been sentenced after he was found to be in possession of child porn and intended to have sexual contact with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor on Monday said 30-year-old Arthur Chavarria was sentenced to three years - and up to 10 - in prison. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample and have no contact with any minor children.

The Internet Crimes Against Children task force received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children  in December 2015 that Chavarria’s Twitter account was trading child pornography.

A subsequent search warrant executed on Twitter by the ICAC recovered more than 40 images depicting prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts, the prosecutor's office said.

An ICAC investigator also posed as as a 14-year-old girl and began chatting with Chavarria. 

Chavarria sent the investigator two images of child porn and showed up at the Karcher Mall with the intention of engaging in sexual contact with her.

Afterward, hundreds of child porn images were found on Chavarria's phone.

“You have admittedly possessed multiple horrific images depicting prepubescent children,” Judge Vandervelde said at the sentencing. “You perpetuated the child pornography industry and revictimized these children. I do believe you need treatment but also believe there has to be a punishment and society has to be protected.”

 

 

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