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K.P. Bath Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Child Porn

K.P. Bath (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
K.P. Bath (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS/AP) Children's book author K.P. Bath has been sentenced to six years in prison for possessing child pornography.

In a statement Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Sussman said the 51-year-old author of "The Secret of Castle Cant" and "Escape from Castle Cant" had a large collection of still images and video clips.

He also traded pornographic images with at least two out-of-state collectors.

The Oregonian newspaper reports the Portland resident did not speak in the courtroom, but wrote a letter to the court complaining that government prosecutors exercised too much power.

Bath had a book scheduled for release last fall, but his publisher scrapped it when the allegations surfaced. His previous books are described as "funny" and "clever" in reader reviews posted on Amazon.com