Sedona man gets 120-year prison sentence in child porn case

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A jewelry store owner in northern Arizona has been sentenced to 120 years in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. (Source: MCSO) A jewelry store owner in northern Arizona has been sentenced to 120 years in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. (Source: MCSO)
44-year-old Samir Wadi of Sedona. (Source: MCSO) 44-year-old Samir Wadi of Sedona. (Source: MCSO)
SEDONA, AZ (AP) -

A jewelry store owner in northern Arizona has been sentenced to 120 years in state prison for possessing and distributing child pornography.

They say 44-year-old Samir Wadi of Sedona received a 1,440-month sentence without the possibility of early release.

Following a bench trial, a judge found Wadi guilty of 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 15. Each charged count was a Class 2 felony.

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Wadi was indicted in October 2014 after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations agents and Yavapai County Sheriff's Office detectives served a home search warrant.

A forensic computer examination uncovered numerous videos containing child pornography involving prepubescent girls.

Wadi posted bond and tried to flee the country to Amman, Jordan. But he was taken into custody at the Albuquerque airport.

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