Youth pastor Mathew Nichols, arrested for possession and distribution of child porn, pleaded guilty and will spend 15 to 40 years in prison.
The investigation started when the New Mexico Attorney General's Office received a tip in September 2009 that an IP address was being used to distribute child pornography. The address was traced back to the Los Alamos church. Investigators also traced child porn back to Nichols at his home computer.
Forensic examinations revealed 1,465 images and 186 videos depicting child porn were captured.
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