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Austin man sentenced in Olmsted for pornography

From staff reports

An Austin man caught with more than 550 images of child pornography on his computer was sentenced Monday to serve 120 days in the Olmsted County jail and serve five years probation.

Anthony Doane Edge, 27, of 103 16th Ave. S.W., Austin, pleaded guilty in Olmsted District Court on April 24, 2006, to one count of possession of pictorial representations of minors, a felony.

Among the conditions of his sentence, District Judge Debra Jacobson told Edge he is to have no contact with children under 18, he must enter into a sex offender treatment program, must register as a predatory offender, must submit a DNA sample and may not see his own children unless supervised.

Shortly after Edge was evicted from an apartment in Stewartville in October 2003, his former landlords found a computer he left behind. The landlords looked on the computer and found 2,300 images of child pornography. They turned the computer over to law enforcement officers.

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children examined the images, comparing them with known child pornography images from other investigations. The center identified 558 images as known child pornography.

Edge was arrested in October 2004.

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