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Tye Petersen sentenced to 12 years on child pornography charges


PETERSBURG ­– On Jan. 7, former Petersburg School District Maintenance Director Tye Petersen was sentenced to 12 years in jail, followed by 25 years of supervised release for Distribution, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography.

U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess presided over the sentencing hearing in the U.S. District Court in Anchorage where Petersen has been in custody of the U.S. Marshal Service since his arrest in October 2013.

Petersen, 46, was arrested after federal investigators and local police conducted a search warrant of his home and electronic devices. According t...

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