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Las Vegas man found guilty of possession of child pornography

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 20:54:22-05

A Las Vegas man was found guilty by a jury Friday of three counts relating to child pornography possession, receipt, and advertising.

Following a four-day trial, James Scott Alva, 45, was found guilty of one count of receipt of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of advertising of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.  

Sentencing was scheduled for April 9. Alva faces the statutory maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to the indictment, Alva possessed and received images of child pornography. Furthermore, he made and published an advertisement offering to exchange, display, and distribute child pornography.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.