Twain Harte man sentenced in child porn case

08/11/2014 6:21 PM

08/11/2014 6:21 PM

A 63-year-old man has been sentenced to 19 years and seven months in federal prison for creating images of four children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento announced Monday.

Curtis Benjamin Hults on June 23 pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of receiving child pornography. Once he is release from prison, Hults will be under supervised release for the rest of his life.

Federal prosecutors said Hults admitted that he created child porn images and stored them on a digital camera before transferring them to a computer. He also downloaded from the Internet more than 600 child porn images; some were prepubescent children, and some of the images depicted violence, according to the prosecutors.

Hults has been in custody since his initial court appearance on Oct. 17.

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