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Henderson man sentenced to prison for possession of child porn

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 17:23:05-05

A 23-year-old Henderson man has been sentenced to more than 10 years for possession of child pornography.

Daniel Robert Wardlaw pled guilty on Aug. 2, 2016. He was charged on June 11, 2014. At the time of the crimes, Wardlaw was on state probation following a conviction for possession of child pornography.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from Instagram in December 2013 and February 2014 about Wardlaw. The tips were forwarded to law enforcement.

During the execution of a search warrant of Wardlaw’s residence, law enforcement found more images of child pornography on computers, a Dropbox account, and an iPod. Law enforcement found evidence that Wardlaw exchanged child pornography with others and used his Dropbox account to store the images and videos. Wardlaw admitted that he possessed more than 600 images and videos of child pornography.

The case was investigated by FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cristina D. Silva.