Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Blake Altman sentenced to six years in prison on child pornography charge

A federal judge sentenced Neosho businessman Blake Altman to six years in prison today during a 41-minute hearing at U. S. District Court in Springfield.

Altman, the former manager of Sam's Cellar, admitted in open court that he had received and distributed child pornography.

A federal grand jury indicted Altman June 16, 2015 after law enforcement officer executed a search warrant at Altman's home after he was identified in an undercover investigation into child pornography distribution through file sharing software. Officers seized Altman's laptop, which contained child pornography images and videos. 

Altman will serve his sentence at a prison in Littleton, Colorado. After he is released, he will be under supervised probation for 10 years, according to court records.

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