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Pearl City photographer gets more than 29 years in prison for child porn

Ray Yokoyama Ray Yokoyama
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A federal judge sentenced a Pearl City photographer on Wednesday to more than 29 years in prison for child pornography.

Ray Yokoyama, 54, was sentenced for taking explicit photos of a then-9-year-old boy and then posting them on a file-sharing website. An undercover agent in Dallas found the photos online and traced the Internet address to Yokoyama’s computer.

Yokoyama has been detained at the Federal Detention Center since his arrest in January 2013.  

In issuing the lengthy sentence, the judge noted Yokoyama’s prior convictions -- including impersonating a law enforcement officer – and said he failed to take responsibility for his crimes.

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