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Euless man gets 8 years in child porn case

DALLAS — A Euless man was sentenced on Thursday to more than eight years in federal prison on one count of receiving child pornography, federal authorities said.

Daniel P. Daly, 51, pleaded guilty in April and has been in custody since his arrest in October.

Judge Reed O'Connor ordered that Daly register as a sex offender and serve a lifetime of supervised release.

Daly admitted that between July 20 and Sept. 10, 2005, he used the Internet to download picture files of minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

In April 2006, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cyber Crimes Center, began an investigation into a criminal organization that operated numerous commercial child pornography Web sites. The investigation revealed that the criminal organization offered subscribers a chance to purchase memberships through the Internet to purchase access to child pornography.

Daly was identified as someone who purchased access to child pornography using the commercial Web site.

On July 25, 2007, federal and local officers executed a federal search warrant at Daly's residence. A forensic exam of Daly's computer and storage media was performed and agents discovered more than 500 images of child porn and more than 10 video clips of child pornography.

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