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Saturday, Dec 31, 2005County: Los Angeles
Defendant/Suspect: Tyrone Ganoe
A 16-year veteran of the Orange County Fire Authority was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, authorities said.
Tyrone Ganoe, 42, of Norwalk was convicted in January of one count of possessing child pornography and two counts of receiving child porn via the Internet.
Ganoe was arrested in January 2006 after he offered to share pornographic images of children, including some depicting bondage and bestiality, with a law enforcement agent monitoring the Internet, the U.S. attorney's office said.
The agent used so-called peer-to-peer software to download five child pornography videos, and customs agents later seized Ganoe's computer and found more than 70 child porn images and movie files.
U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer noted that during trial, Ganoe's sister, her boyfriend and another witness claimed a man named Ray Rodriguez had uploaded the images while using Ganoe's computer.
The judge said their testimonies contradict evidence presented in the case and concluded they made up the story. Fischer said it was "reprehensible" for Ganoe to allow his friends and relatives to lie for him.
Ganoe worked at the Cypress station of the Orange County Fire Authority when he was arrested but no longer is with the agency.
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