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Former airman gets 100 years in child porn case

Jesse Ryan Swaffar (Source: U.S. Air Force) Jesse Ryan Swaffar (Source: U.S. Air Force)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Tucson man, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, could spend the next 100 years in prison after being sentenced in a child pornography case on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Jesse Ryan Swaffar was convicted on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in November 2016. He was sentenced to the minimum 10 years in prison on each count.

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If released from prison, Swaffar will have to register as a sex offender.

Police said they found thousands of videos and pictures of child pornography on Swaffar's computer.

The 34-year-old Swaffar was formerly stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. The Air Force discharged him when the Tucson Police Department began its investigation.

That investigation began in April 2015, when Swaffar's girlfriend alerted police to the presence of child pornography on his computer.

Authorities said they seized computers and hard drives from Swaffar's home. The pornographic files had been organized and stored on various electronic devices, including an encrypted hard drive, according to the release. The victims in the photos and videos were under 15 years old.

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