Regional
10:21 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Las Cruces Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

Las Cruces – A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to 6-and-a-half years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales says 52-year-old William Ege pleaded guilty to the charge in June 2010.

Ege will be on supervised release for life once he is out of prison, and also must register as a sex offender.

He has been in custody since his arrest in November 2009.

Gonzales says Ege admitted in a plea agreement to possessing more than 600 sexually explicit images of children as young as 4 years old.

Authorities say he downloaded the images from the Internet and viewed them on his computer.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.