Thursday , September 28, 2017 - 6:33 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — A South Ogden man has been sentenced to federal prison for possessing child pornography.
Jeremiah David Rivera, 26, was sentenced to four years in prison in U.S. District Court on one count of possession of child pornography on Sept. 15. Once his sentence is served, he will be on supervised released for 10 years.
He entered a guilty plea in federal court on Nov. 22, 2016.
Rivera was arrested in December 2015 after a co-worker looked through Rivera’s phone while trying to identify its owner. The co-worker discovered hundreds of images of child pornography, according to court documents, and contacted police.
Police eventually discovered more than 2,000 images and 98 videos involving children on Rivera’s phone, court records say.
He was originally charged with 20 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor in 3rd District Court. Those charges were dismissed after Rivera was federally charged.
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