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Fort Smith man sentenced for transporting child porn

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FORT SMITH (KATV) - A west Arkansas man was sentenced Wednesday to 100 months in prison without possibility for parole for transporting more than 100 videos of child pornography.

In April 2012, police served a federal search warrant at the home of 55-year-old Terry Bellah. He was traveling in Atlanta at the time so Homeland Security tracked him down there. It was then that he confessed to having child porn on the laptop he was traveling with.

In addition to 100 months in prison, Bellah will serve an additional 15 years of probation under the U.S. Probation Office.

United States Attorney Conner Eldridge commented, "With the internet and other computer technology that makes illicit material more readily available, our office must remain vigilant in the prosecution of crimes that involve child pornography. Those who victimize our children will be brought to justice."

This case was part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006, by the Department of Justice. For more information on the program, click here.

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