Anchorage man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child pornography charges

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man who has previously been convicted for child pornography charges was once again convicted on Thursday for similar crimes, as well as failing to register as a sex offender.

In a statement prepared by Chloe Martin, a spokesperson for the federal prosecutor's office in Alaska, Andrew Weed, 48, of Anchorage, now faces a combined sentence of 10 years imprisonment, and lifetime supervised release for the crimes of the possession of child pornography as well as fleeing his home after police searched his computer and found the pornographic material in 2016.

Prosecutors said he was downloading the child pornography at his work, and then storing it at his home.

That material, prosecutors said, amounted to "over 106,000 images of child pornography on his computer." Weed fled Anchorage the day after police questioned him. He was located two months later in Valdez, Alaska, and arrested by Unites States Marshals.

Martin wrote that, at the sentencing hearing, Judge Gleason "noted that Weed’s child pornography crime was a serious one, with a huge amount of images involved." Due to this, his prison sentence was similarly high, at 10 years.

Weed previously served as a Boys and Girls Club soccer coach, and was arrested and convicted in 2004 on 18 federal child sexual exploitation crimes, including advertising, transporting, and possessing child pornography. According to AP, Weed coached 8- and 9-year-old girls.