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Michael Shaw is led into district court in June. Ed Lewis/The Times Leader file
Michael Shaw is led into district court in June. Ed Lewis/The Times Leader file
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SCRANTON — A Luzerne man who federal prosecutors said received and distributed more than 10,000 images of child pornography was sentenced today.


U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion sentenced Michael Shaw, 39, formerly of Bennett Street, to 15 years in federal prison.


Federal prosecutors were seeking a sentence of 17.6 to 20 years, while Shaw’s attorney, Leo A. Latella, sought a 14 year prison term.


Mannion imposed the 14 year sentence citing Shaw’s acceptance of guilt.


Shaw was initially arrested in June by Luzerne police and Luzerne County detectives based on a tip he had a sexually explicit chat with a young boy. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in September.


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