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Oct 25, 2012 4:31 PM

Man Who Fled Child Porn Charges Sentenced In Kentucky

LOUISVILLE (AP) - A Louisville man who fled to Europe to escape child pornography charges has been sentenced nearly 22 years in prison.

A federal judge this week also ordered John Dennis Clark III to remain on lifetime probation after serving the 262-month sentence.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Louisville said Thursday that Clark used a Flickr photo account to upload 13,800 child pornography images in 2007. The FBI traced the account to Louisville and seized Clark's laptop in January 2009. A week later, Clark fled to Poland.

Police in Budapest, Hungary, arrested Clark at an internet cafe in April 2010. Prosecutors say he had been working in the country as an English language teacher.

Clark, a former truck driver, pleaded guilty to distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography on Jan. 31.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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