CALDWELL - A Nampa man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for crimes related to child pornography.
Judge Davis VanderVelde sentenced Peter Cash, 40, on Friday to 18 years fixed, plus 22 years indeterminate.
Cash pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual exploitation of a child in July.
Canyon county Prosecutor Bryan Taylor says Cash was arrested in May, after the Idaho Attorney General's Office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Cash had been downloading images and videos depicting child pornography.
Detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant on Cash's home and found more than 40 videos and hundreds of images on his home computer and cell phone.
Some of the children shown in that material were as young as two or three years old.
Cash admitted that he was preparing to move to Canada. Investigators found evidence that he was moving there to engage in sex with a woman and her four-year-old son.
During sentencing, Judge VanderVelde said to Cash, "the materials you admitted to keeping are sickening, repugnant and disgusting. The children in the videos are victims of disgusting abuse, and these children will be victimized as long as these materials exist."
The judge has ordered Cash to submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database, register as a sex offender, and have no contact with any minor children for the duration of his sentence. Cash was also ordered to pay court costs and reimburse the state for his public defender and a psychosexual evaluation.
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