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Portland man leaves behind child pornography in hotel room

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A Portland man has been sentenced to five years in prison for transportation of child pornography.

John Milano will also be required to serve five years on supervised release following his term of imprisonment and must register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, Milano admitted to downloading images of child pornography and saving them on an external hard drive to conceal his behavior from his wife.

Milano said he had taken the hard drive on a business trip to Spokane and inadvertently left it behind in the hotel room.

The next guest in the room saw the images and reported it to the hotel, which then turned it into police.

Law enforcement confirmed that the hard drive had videos and other images of kids being sexually abuse.

They were able to trace the device to Milano through personal records on the hard drive in addition to hotel records.

Law enforcement then executed a search warrant at Milano's residence in Portland and seized additional computers containing child pornography.

Milano confessed on the scene. He later thanked the agents for "rescuing" him from the "dark place" he had been in while collecting and viewing images of children being sexually abused.

In sentencing Milano to five years in prison, Judge Jones noted that Milano has led an honorable life with the exception of this horrible offense.

However, in addressing the harm caused by the offense, Judge Jones admonished Milano that the victim.

Milano waived indictment by grand jury in January 2012 and pled not guilty to transporting child pornography from the State of Oregon to the State of Washington in April 2011.

The offense carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and up to twenty years in prison.

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