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Olean man sentenced on child pornography charge

An Olean man convicted of child pornography was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Shawn Lebrecht, 35, also will face 10 years of supervised release under the sentence handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Lebrecht sent an undercover law enforcement officer several images of child pornography after the officer began communicating online with him in early August, 2016, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo. While executing a search warrant, officers recovered a laptop computer with more than 300 images of child pornography, including prepubescent children and violence.

"The public needs to understand that even in cases like this, in which there is no evidence of physical contact between the defendant and a child, there is significant harm to children," U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said.

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