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Albion man sentenced to 11 years in connection with child pornography case

A 46-year-old Albion man who authorities charged maintained a collection of more than 600 images of child pornography was sentenced Monday by a federal district judge in Buffalo to 11 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Agents found the images, including some depicting prepubescent minors and others featuring violent activity, in January 2017, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the case.

The discovery followed Christopher Ridder's exchange of messages with an undercover law enforcement agent, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Ridder previously had been convicted on charges of receiving child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The FBI and Medina Police Department led the investigation.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo sentenced Ridder.

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