A Pearl City man will spend over a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
According to the Dept. of Justice, Kyle Tom Kamaiopili, 40, was sentenced Monday to 13 years of jail time and 10 years of supervised release for four counts of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography.
He is said to have had some 4,300 still images and 125 videos on his home computer and storage.
According to information presented in court, federal agents learned of Kamaiopili's identity following the arrest of a Tennessee individual for exchanging child pornography.
A review of the Tennessee individuals' email accounts revealed that he had exchanged images with Kamaiopili.
Agents then searched Kamaiopili's Pearl City residence, and recovered computers and storage media containing child pornography files.
Kamaiopili was subsequently arrested on May 24, 2013, and has been in custody since then.
The DOJ said that during the court proceedings Kamaiopili had admitted viewing and collecting child pornography since 2001. That includes a five year period when he was serving a state probationary sentence for a negligent homicide case arising out of an incident in which he drove a vehicle while intoxicated.
Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway imposed the sentencing, which also included restrictions of his internet access.
DOJ: Pearl City man sentenced to 13 years for child pornography
Kyle Tom Kamaiopili, 40, guilty of distributing and possessing 4,300 illegal imagesPublished 5:36 PM HST Dec 16, 2013
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