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Platte City man gets five-year sentence for receiving child pornography online

A Platte City man was sentenced Tuesday morning to five years in a federal prison for receiving child pornography over the Internet.

Samuel T. Smith, 44, pleaded guilty in February to using a credit card to subscribe to several child-pornography websites from which he downloaded still images and videos.

Federal agents found that Smith paid $79.99 to gain access to one site and purchased a 30-day subscription to another for $99, according to federal prosecutors in Kansas City.

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