Had been downloading illegal images for years, records say

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A 32-year-old Waukesha man who collected child pornography since he was a teenager was sentenced to three years in prison about 18 months after police discovered a massive stash of child porn at his home.

Pablo Beyer pleaded guilty in February to one count of possession of child pornography and was sentenced for the crime on April 18 in Waukesha County Circuit Court, according to online court records. Judge Michael Maxwell meted out the prison sentence and ordered Beyer to serve three years of extended supervision as well.

Beyer will also have to register as a sex offender and pay the court more than $5,000, records show.

The decision closed the case which began in November 2015, when an undercover Waukesha detective traced numerous downloaded and shared child porn files to an IP address that was listed to Beyer's brother, who lived with Beyer in a home on the 100 block of South Grand Avenue.

According to a criminal complaint, police executed a search warrant at the house and recovered Beyer's laptop and a portable hard drive, which contained what Beyer estimated to be around 1,000 pornographic images of children.

In the complaint, Beyer denied his brother had anything to do with his illegal activity, and told police he had been collecting pictures of girls between the ages of 10 and 13 since he was 17.

Court records indicate that Beyer's brother – who the complaint said warned Beyer, on several occasions, to stop downloading the images – was never charged in connection with the incident.

Beyer was originally facing nine additional child porn possession charges, but they were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. He was given credit for 521 days of time served.

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