April 16, 2014
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Former TV store owner faces up to 20 years in prison

Chicago -- An Ottawa man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and faces a minimum five-year prison sentence when he goes before a federal judge in January.
     Jay Arthur Widemann was arrested in February last year after police in the Netherlands tipped off American authorities about a movie download. The 56-year old Widemann now admits having more than 10,000 images and videos of children involved in sexually explicit acts.
     The court file on him says Widemann kept them on two desktop computers, five external hard drives, and numerous CDs, floppies, and other disks. They were at his home and his business, Jay’s TV and Appliance, which has since closed.
     Judge Ruben Castillo could sentence Widemann to up to 20 years behind bars.
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