New Tazewell man sentenced to 10 years in prison in child porn case

Jerisen Lee Amundsen (source: Blount County Detention Center)

NEW TAZEWELL (WATE) – A New Tazewell man was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for distribution of child pornography.

Jerisen Lee Amundsen, 20, pleaded guilty in May to federal charges following an international undercover operations into trading child pornography online. Officer searched his home and a forensic examination of his computer revealed he had collected more than 1,000 photos and 187 videos of child pornography, in addition to posting it online.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan sentenced him to 127 months in prison. After he is released, Amundsen will be required to register with the sex offender registry in any state where he lives, works or goes to school.

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