Child porn nets man almost 6 years in prison

A federal judge Monday sentenced a Costa Mesa man to 70 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

From his Paularino Avenue apartment, Ohanes Hamparsoum Haladjian viewed and shared sexually explicit pictures of boys and girls who may have been as young as 10 years old, a criminal complaint alleged in July 2012.

Haladjian, a 27-year-old Jordanian citizen, was attending Orange Coast College on a student visa when law enforcement began investigating him last year, according to court documents.

Federal agents found Haladjian through the open-source file-sharing network he used to access and distribute child pornography, according to the complaint.

After downloading images of youngsters involved in sexual acts from a computer in Costa Mesa in May 2012, investigators tracked them to Haladjian's apartment and searched the premises while he was out of town.

On July 18, 2012, Haladjian returned from his trip and landed at Los Angeles International Airport, where Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents interviewed him.

After some questioning, Haladjian admitted to having child pornography on the computer in his luggage, the complaint stated, and a search of the laptop confirmed that some were the same images an agent had downloaded a month earlier.

Haladjian said he'd been collecting child pornography since he was 14 years old and views it multiple times a week, according to the complaint.

A grand jury indicted Haladjian on one count each of possessing, transporting and distributing child pornography.

In March, he pleaded guilty to possession, according to court documents.

After serving his 70 months in prison, Haladjian must register as a sex offender and stay at least 100-yards away from parks, schools and other places where children gather.

In addition to other stipulations in the sentence handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney, Haladjian must disclose his Internet activity — including screen names and passwords — to his probation officer.

OC Weekly first reported Haladjian's sentence.

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