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Prison and fine for child pornography

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A Westfield man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for possessing thousands of images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Richard Starr of Westfield was also sentenced Thursday in US District Court to 10 years of probation upon release and ordered to pay $3,800 in restitution. Starr, 56, pleaded guilty in February to possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.

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