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      Upper Michigan man gets prison time for downloading child porn

      A 45-year-old Norway man was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison on Wednesday for possessing child pornography.

      Shane Eric Hanley will be headed to federal prison and will be forced to pay $17,769 in restitution to victims as part of his sentencing, according to the Department of Justice.

      Hanley pled guilty to possessing child porn back in February of 2013. He was originally investigated in July of 2011, as agents with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force discovered that Hanley was sharing child porn through peer-to-peer software.

      The investigation revealed that he had child pornography stored on his home computer and DVDs. He admitted to downloading the material, and compared it to stamp collecting.

      Hanley was registered as a sex offender after two criminal sexual conduct incidents involving minors back in 1993 and 1994.