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Calif. nonprofit leader Anthony Josef Norris gets prison in child porn case

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Anthony Josef Norris, far right
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(CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco children's art organization leader has been sentenced to six years in prison in a child pornography case.

Anthony Josef Norris was arrested in June after the FBI connected him to postings on an online forum frequented by child porn traders, federal prosecutors say.

According to CBS San Francisco, FBI agents said the 46-year-old Norris was using the online name "Spanky" to download and post pornographic images of children.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Norris pleaded guilty to child porn possession and was sentenced Tuesday. He was also placed on five years' probation.

Norris is the founder of Kid Serve Youth Murals, which helps preschool to high school-age children design and create mosaic murals.

When Norris was arrested, San Francisco police said he was suspected of planting offensive tiles in murals at four city schools. About 100 tiles had inappropriate drawings or photographic negatives inlaid behind glass.

  • Crimesider Staff

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