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CO man sentenced for exploiting infant, child porn

Posted: 5:03 PM, Aug 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-15 23:03:20Z
CO man sentenced for exploiting infant, child porn

DENVER -- A Denver native will spend a combined 51 years under the watchful eye of the federal government after he was sentenced for child pornography on Monday. 

Federal prosecutors announced the sentencing of 31-year-old Jamie Sailas, who hails from the Denver metro area on Monday. 

Sailas pleaded guilty prior to his sentencing to producing child porn and sexually exploiting an infant. Police built their case against Sailas by monitoring an anonymous chat room, eventually linking him to 2,900 uploaded file names associated with his account. 

Further investigation led police to perform a legal search of Sailas' email account, finding about 5,500 images and 240 videos of child porn. 

The images and videos were graphic, including prepubescent minors and children as young as infants. 

"This defendant's crimes were as heinous as they get," Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said. "This substantial sentence in federal prison is just and proper."

Sailas will be under police surveillance until he is at least 81-years-old.