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Ex-state employee sentenced on child porn charges

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James Desilva (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's office) James Desilva (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A state employee busted for allegedly downloading child pornography was sentenced to five years in prison and lifetime probation with sex offender terms upon his release.

James DeSilva, 50, was sentenced in Maricopa County Superior Court by Judge Bruce Cohen on Friday.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said they first got a tip about Desilva in 2011 from Child Protective Services that his IP address was sharing the files.

Detectives are now saying their evidence includes at least 70 pictures and videos. The minors depicted were found to be between the ages of 4 and 11 years old.

One complication was that Desilva was an Arizona Department of Real Estate employee who worked in its IT department.

Desilva admitted to sharing the files as well as bestiality and terrorism videos, MCSO said. 

He was charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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