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Jacksonville man sentenced for child porn

Arnold Conrad, Jr. will service 4+ year prison sentence

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man was sentenced to four years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

Arnold Bernard Conrad, Jr., 52, must also serve a five-year term of supervision following his release, register as a sex offender, forfeit his computer media and pay $9,000 in restitution to three victims.

According to court documents, a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office began an undercover investigation to identify individuals trading images and videos depicting child pornography over the Internet.

The detective determined a particular computer in Jacksonville was hosting and trading images of child pornography using a peer-to-peer file sharing program.

The subscriber information for the computer was traced back to Conrad's Jacksonville home.

A forensic analysis of Conrad's computer media revealed it contained 504 images and 145 videos depicting child pornography, including at least one video depicting a nude toddler being sexually assaulted.  

"Working with strong law enforcement partners, like the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, allows our HSI special agents to remove criminals like this from our communities," said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa.        

Conrad pleaded guilty in November 2014.