Inmate admits possessing child porn inside federal prison

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FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) - An inmate serving a lengthy federal prison sentence for trafficking in child pornography has admitted possessing a removable storage card that contained dozens of child porn images.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Erik Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday. The 36-year-old Iron Mountain, Michigan man is now serving a 235-month sentence at Fort Dix and could receive an additional 20-year term when he's sentenced Feb. 13.

Prosecutors say the card contained 263 images of child porn, mostly of young boys. Smith admitted that he downloaded these and other child porn images from a cloud account on behalf of other inmates.

Smith was one of five Fort Dix inmates accused in April of using storage cards and contraband cellphones to share child pornography inside the prison.

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