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Pomona man indicted for illegal possession of weapons

A Pomona man previously convicted of possessing child pornography was indicted Friday on federal charges of illegally possessing a slew of weapons, including eight handguns, two shotguns and a rifle, authorities said.

Ky Cheng, 43, faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison if convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, according to the U.S. attorney's office of the Central District of California.

Cheng, an Army veteran, was convicted of possessing child pornography six years ago after a court martial. He was later convicted in Los Angeles County Superior Court for failing to register as a sex offender. Cheng is serving a three-year sentence in Los Angeles County Jail for violating the terms of his probation in the latter case, the department said in its statement.

Officials said the cache of weapons, along with 46 high-capacity magazines and approximately 1,200 rounds of ammunition, were discovered during a probation search of his home in August. The weapons included .45-caliber handguns, 12-gauge shotguns and a .308-caliber rifle.


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