Lincoln man going back to prison for possession of child pornography

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Lincoln man is going to prison for possessing child pornography — again.

On Friday, 37-year-old Adam Bates was sentenced to 10 years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Monday.

The case began in 2016, when Bates was on parole after a previous child porn conviction.

On July 1 of that year, his parole officer found him with a cellphone, which was a parole violation.

A week later, Bates admitted to investigators that he had cellphones and consented to a search of the devices.

Authorities found “numerous images” of child porn on one of the phones, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Court Judge John M. Gerrard also sentenced Bates to 10 years of post-prison supervised release.

There is no parole in the federal system.

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