Minot man gets 10 years for child porn

Staff reports

On January 21, 2011, Louis J. Solsbury, 23, of Minot, ND, was sentenced on a charge of receipt of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.

He pleaded guilty to the charge on April 26, 2010.

Solsbury was ordered to serve 10 years in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund and must also register as a sex offender.

From September 2008 through February 2009, Solsbury downloaded videos from the internet which depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

A forensic examination discovered approximately 24 videos on Solsbury’s computer.