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Man sentenced for distributing child porn

Posted at 6:26 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 18:36:03-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Sandston man was sentenced Wednesday to six and a half years in prison for distributing child porn.

Patrick Lawrence Raines, 41, will also have five years of supervised release and will have to register as a sex offender once he is released from prison.

According to court documents, the FBI nabbed Raines after discovering "a computer user was using a cellular device to make child pornography files available" to download. When FBI agents arrived at Raines’s Milford home, he admitted admitted searching for and downloading child porn. He also confessed to allowing others to download files.

When the FBI searched his computer and cellphone, they discovered more than 500 suspect photos and videos, according to court filings.

Raines plead guilty to the child porn charge in November.