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St. Paul man sentenced to decade in prison for having child porn

St. Paul man sentenced to decade in prison for having child porn Photo: Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: September 01, 2020 04:58 PM
Created: September 01, 2020 04:38 PM

A St. Paul man has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for child pornography charges.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 29-year-old Brandon James Jotblad pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for possession of child porn.

Court documents state that Jotblad knowingly had video files containing visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct on July 30, 2019. During that time, he was on probation for a prior felony conviction of possessing child porn in Ramsey County.

“Downloading sexually explicit images or videos involving children is not victimless crime. These are real children who are re-victimized every time the images are downloaded and shared,” U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said in a statement. “Individuals who chose to participate in this type of victimization will face significant prison time.”

Following his prison term, Jotblad will have to serve 15 years of supervised release.


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