A Blaine man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for 15 years in prison and 15 years of supervised release for transporting child pornography. 

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The defendant, Robert Kinney, Jr., 41, was also ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution.  He pled guilty on September 2, 2015.

According to court records, on about August 20 and 21, 2014, Kinney emailed at least nine videos and 15 images of child pornography as he traded with others over the internet.

The defendant’s trade in child pornography supported, and was supported by, his personal collection of images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of young children, said authorities.

In announcing the sentence, Judge Woodcock described the defendant’s conduct as “chilling to any parent, grandparent, or anyone who cares about children.”

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Maine State Police.