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Malvern man sentenced to 10 years for possession of child porn

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HOT SPRINGS (KATV) - A Malvern man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Loyton Scott Francis, 31, will also serve supervised release for the rest of his life once he gets out of prison.

United States Attorney Eldridge commented, "Crimes against children, including child pornography offenses, remain among the highest priorities for my office. We will continue to bring those involved in this despicable crime to justice."

According to documents filed in the case, in early 2010, the Fayetteville Police Department began investigating a computer participating in the distribution of child pornography via the software program Limewire. The IP address of the computer was determined to be registered to Francis. On August 19, 2010, Arkansas State Police served a search warrant at Francis' home and interrogated him.

Francis consented to a search of his computer, and child pornography images were found on it. He admitted to viewing and possessing child pornography images on his computer.

A total of 38 photographs and 20 videos depicting child pornography were recovered from his hard drive. On March 29, 2013, Francis pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.