Longmont Man Accused of Downloading 12,000 Images of Child Pornography Sentenced to Work-release

April 16, 2018 GMT

A Longmont man accused of downloading child pornography was sentenced to two years of jail work-release and five years in the state Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Program on Friday.

Edward Terrance Snyder, 64, was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child — video.

Police discovered that Snyder had downloaded more than 12,000 pornographic photos of female infants and young girls after receiving a tip from the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children task force. According to an arrest affidavit, the task force told police on Sept. 1 about an image of child pornogrpahy that was uploaded to a phone number that was ultimately tracked to Snyder.

Police confronted Snyder on Jan. 5 at his home on Mountain View Avenue in Longmont and conducted a search warrant on his cell phones and his 18-wheeler truck. In addition to the images, police found 233 different pornographic websites in Snyder’s web history visited from May through July 2015.

According to the affidavit, Snyder told police he had “been doing this for about a year and it is a bad habit due to the fact that he drives around a lot. He stated he just stumbled upon a website while surfing the web and just kept going back to the same website.”

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com