Man who had dozens of child porn videos learns fate

December 17, 2012 2:13:32 PM PST
An Angleton man has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison for collection thousands of photos and dozens of videos containing child pornography.

Phillip Edward Baker, 50, was convicted in September on charges of the receipt and possession as well as accessing a website, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

On Monday, a federal judge ordered he serve his punishments, which ranged between 120 and 135 months, concurrently for a total of 11 years and three months behind bars.

Investigators raided Baker's home in February 2010 after a German police officer conducted a search for child pornography on the Internet and traced an IP address back to Baker's home in Angleton. That officer forwarded the information to the Homeland Security Investigations in Galveston, and investigators with that office used it to execute a search warrant.

During a search of his home, officer seized two computers, nine CDs, magazines and photo printouts. On those items, officers discovered 6,590 pictures and 31 videos of child pornography.

The next day, Baker admitted to investigators he had been watching child pornography for about six to seven years.

Baker has been on out on bond since the return of the guilty verdict and will not be taken into custody until he is assigned to a federal prison.

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