OGDEN — A Washington Terrace man was given probation after admitting in August to possessing child porn.
Jonathan Andrew McBride, 22, will spend the next three years on probation as part of his sentence, which was given out Thursday in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.
McBride pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, on Aug. 27. In exchange for his plea, five other counts were dropped by prosecutors.
McBride was also ordered to serve 105 days in jail, and was given credit for time served. He spent a total of 101 days in jail prior to his sentencing hearing, meaning McBride will be released from jail custody early next week.
As part of his sentence, McBride will have to register as a sex offender. He will also have restricted access to the internet, and must complete a sex offender treatment program, according to online court documents.
In February, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from the file hosting service Dropbox that one of their users uploaded 41 files of child porn, according to a probable cause statement.
The center’s investigators found that the user had a Utah internet address and discovered the Dropbox account was linked to a Facebook account under the name “Jonathan A. McBride,” the statement says.
A month later, the case was forwarded to the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, a branch of the Utah Attorney General’s Office, which traced the source of the IP address to a location in Washington Terrace, the statement says.
Dropbox later found that the account linked to the IP address had 555 “digital images/videos” of child porn.
On July 2, an Ogden judge signed a search warrant to search the home, and police found more than 300 child porn files on one device found in McBride’s home, the statement says.