Nampa man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Troy A. Paul, 48, entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a federal charge of "access with intent to view child pornography," Idaho's U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, Paul was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on suspicion of viewing child porn on a Russian photo-sharing website in 2014. In 2015, Paul admitted to federal investigators that he looked at child porn on the site and received child porn images in his email account, viewing those images about 100 times using an iPhone assigned to him by his employer.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 9 at the federal courthouse in Boise. Access with intent to view child pornography is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The FBI and Ada County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.