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Brazil Student to Spend 4 Years in Russian Prison for Child Porn

A Brazilian student studying in Russia has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for distributing child pornography.

A Brazilian exchange student in the Russian city of Belgorod has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing explicit material featuring underage children.

A district court on Thursday sentenced the 22-year-old from Sao Paulo for the possession and online distribution of pornographic material involving minors below the age of 14, the court's press service said Thursday in an online statement.

Police raided the student's dormitory room after a tip-off from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that a Canadian man had been found in possession of pornographic images that could be traced back to a Belgorod-registered IP address.

During the raid, law enforcement officials found more than 1,000 images and videos featuring underage children on the student's computer's hard disk, which he had distributed to at least 80 contacts, the statement said.

Because the student admitted his guilt and expressed remorse for the offense, the court gave him a mitigated sentence of 4 years, the report said.

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