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Muskegon man sent to prison for possession of child pornography

Becky Vargo • Sep 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM

A 50-year-old Muskegon man will spend a minimum of just under two years to a maximum of 20 years in prison for the “exploitation of vulnerable, young victims,” Ottawa County Circuit Judge Karen Miedema said.

Anthony Scott Gomez was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty last month to a charge of child sexually abusive commercial activity. In exchange for his Aug. 7 plea, two other charges were dismissed: possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime.

One of the incidents occurred in Spring Lake Township on or about Dec. 20, 2017, according to court records.

Although Gomez’s attorney emphasized that his client has been in treatment since January, Miedema said the man’s actions over the past decade and the content of the photos from his computer were concerning. The judge noted that pictures were of adult men and young boys.

Gomez must also register as a sex offender as part of his sentence.

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