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Canadian citizen sentenced to 5 years for possession of child pornography

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A Canadian citizen has been sentenced to five years in prison for possession of child pornography in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

John Michael Nagy, 50, formerly of Ben Lomand, Calif., was sentenced here Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel. In addition, Judge Fogel sentenced the defendant to a seven-year period of supervised release following his prison term. Upon release, Nagy will be required to register as a sex offender.

Nagy pleaded guilty Aug. 5 to one count of possessing child pornography. According to the plea agreement, Nagy admitted to possessing more than 600 images containing visual depictions of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including images of prepubescent minors and images portraying sadistic or masochistic conduct. Nagy admitted he had obtained those images by downloading them from e-mails onto his computer at his Ben Lomand residence. Nagy has been in custody since his initial appearance in federal court on that charge.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Fazioli with support from legal assistant Kamille Singh.