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Carrie Kelly: Woman Gets Five Years for Child Porn

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It's unusual for a woman to be arrested in a child-porn investigation, and when Brazoria County's Carrie Kelly was picked up last April, some commenters predicted the charges would soon be dropped.

But Kelly entered a guilty plea for child-porn distribution, and yesterday she was sentenced to five years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office has announced. There will be 25 years of "supervised release" after she gets out.

Cops raided her house in April 2010 after tracing some child porn to her computer. "At that time, officers seized two Dell laptop computers," the USAO says. "A forensic exam was conducted and a total of 3368 images and 178 videos containing child pornography were located. Kelly admitted to being the one that was downloading child pornography from the Internet."

At the time, a later government press release said, "She said some of the pictures were of herself as a child and she did not know where the others came from."

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