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Cottage Grove man sentenced for child porn
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MINNEAPOLIS -- A Cottage Grove man will spend more than 14 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. 

Steven M. Borgan Jr., 31, was sentenced Wednesday to 170 months in federal prison after a hearing in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Borgan, who had pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography in November 2011, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim. 

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According to the U.S. attorney’s office, which prosecuted the case authorities discovered a peer-to-peer website Borgan used to share child pornography in November 2010. In July 2011, police searched a home where Borgan was staying and his vehicle. Authorities recovered roughly 11,341 images and 2,053 videos of child pornography. Some of it included sadistic, masochistic or otherwise violent content, according to the sentencing announcement. 

Borgan pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography in November 2011. 

The case stemmed from an investigation involving the Minnesota Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Cottage Grove Police Department, FBI task forces in Nebraska and Indianapolis and Iowa authorities. It was part of a national Project Safe Childhood anti-child abuse and exploitation initiative.

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