12-year sentence for child porn

local@modbee.comMay 21, 2012 

A former Groveland man was sentenced to 12 years, seven months in prison on child pornography charges.

According to the U.S. attorney's office, Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill sentenced Nicholas Gregory Halvorson, 31, who pleaded guilty in January to receiving and sharing more than 1,400 images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct from September 2006 to December 2007. He was charged Nov. 4, 2010.

"Today's prison sentence is fitting for someone who robs children of their innocence and continues to sexually exploit them by producing and trading the illegal images with predators around the world," said Kim Wong, resident agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Stockton.

HSI, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, handled the case.