Independence Man Sentenced in Child Porn Case

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence man will spend 10 years in federal prison for child porn.

Michael Larson, 36, was convicted of possessing over 400 images of child pornography - including bondage. Larson pleaded guilty in the case earlier this year.

Investigators say that the images were discovered in June, 2011, by a man renovating a home that Larson had left in March of last year due to foreclosure. Chris Kimball says that he found 31 compact discs while tearing apart a chimney flue in the house on South Osage in Independence.

"They were stuck back in, behind just opening the door," said Kimball. "If the flue were still there, you wouldn't have known they were there."

Kimball says that he hasn't found any more child porn in the house.

The images on the compact disc added to evidence being compiled against Larson in separate investigations in Illinois and Oklahoma.

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