Posted by on August 4, 2017 11:30 pm
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(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – A Richmond man was sentenced to 9 years in prison in federal court in Oakland on Wednesday for downloading child pornography, prosecutors said.

Dumaka Hammond, 40, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on March 8, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.

Hammond admitted he had used Tor, an Internet browser that masks the user’s identity and opens access to hidden and often illicit content, to download child pornography.

Investigators found more than 300 images of child pornography on his laptop, including some depicting sadistic or masochistic content and some involving prepubescent children, prosecutors said.

He was arrested in March of last year and charged for possession of child pornography.

In addition to the 9-year prison sentence, Hammond was ordered by U.S. District Judge James Donato to serve 15 years of probation after his release and to pay $3,000 in restitution to one of the children depicted in the pornography.