Man found with 40,000 pieces of child porn sentenced

JEFFERSON COUNTY - A 35-year-old Arvada man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison two years after he was first arrested in a child pornography sting that recovered 40,000 explicit photos and videos.

Todd Ledbetter pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child – distribution and sexual exploitation of a child – possession on Dec. 23, 2016. He was sentenced on Thursday.

Prosecutors say in April 2015, investigators learned that someone had been streaming child porn inside of Ledbetter’s home, and that he distributed the exploitive material from two addresses.

Police ultimately recovered more than 40,000 images and pieces of video – many depicting children of infant and toddler age.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children identified 61 victims from 364 of the images and videos in Ledbetter’s possession. Prosecutors say these were children from all over the world – and two of them were from Colorado.

Ledbetter has been a registered sex offender since 2003.
 

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