Former Boy Scouts employee from Lyons sentenced for possession of child porn

The former Boy Scouts employee convicted of possession of child pornography learned his fate Wednesday.

Russell Ruth, 34, of Lyons. was sentenced to 80 months in prison.

According to federal prosecutors, Ruth uploaded five files containing child porn to a Yahoo! server between March 13 and June 7, 2018. Yahoo! reported the activity to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Investigators served a search warrant at Ruth’s home and seized electronic devices containing over 10,285 images and 602 videos of child pornography. Prosecutors say the files included images of prepubescent children and images involving violence.

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