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Sean Spillum, Minot, sentenced to four years for possession of child pornography

Sean Taylor Spillum, 23, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to four years at the state penitentiary for Class C felony possession of child pornography.

North Central District Court Judge Doug Mattson also ordered him to complete sex offender treatment at the penitentiary, to register as a sex offender, and to pay court costs. Mattson said he will urge that Spillum be considered for parole as soon as he has completed the treatment program at the penitentiary. Mattson wasn’t convinced that there is currently appropriate treatment available for Spillum in Minot.

A jury found Spillum guilty of the offense in February.

According to court documents, Spillum was arrested after the Minot Police Department received a report in November 2018 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Spillum uploaded sexually explicit images of girls between the approximate ages of six and eight to Dropbox in October 2018. He had admitted to police that he requested pornographic images through KIK messenger and said he received a link by an unidentified person, which opened in his Dropbox account. Spillum admitted to watching one of the videos featuring teenage girls.

Spillum will receive credit for the 27 days he has already served in jail.

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