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Artesia man convicted by federal jury on child pornography charges

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ARTESIA — A 37-year-old Artesia man was convicted of child pornography charges by a federal jury Tuesday in Midland, Texas.

Dennis Lawrence Bliss was found guilty of one count of possession of child pornography and nine counts of receipt of child pornography.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Bliss worked as a mechanic at a gas processing plant in Andrews County, Texas. The release reads that between the dates of October 2010 and February 2011, Bliss used his work laptop to access the Internet and download images of children ranging in age from 8-10 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

A forensic analysis of the laptop computer revealed the presence of approximately 500 images of child pornography. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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