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Man caught in sting sentenced for child porn
July 14, 2012, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff

Gordon Lee

One of several San Mateo County men caught in an online child pornography sting was sentenced Friday to 10 months in jail for possessing videos and images of young minors in sexual acts.

Gordon Lee, 44, of Daly City, pleaded no contest to a single felony count of child pornography possession in return for no more than 12 months and received just shy the maximum. Prosecutors had sought 16 months in prison.  

Lee must also complete a sex offender program and have no contact with minors or pornography sites.

Lee, free on a $10,000 bail bond, must surrender to the county jail Aug. 25. Lee and nine others — Paul Michael Ambler, 58, of San Mateo, Charles Vela Reyes Jr., 46, of Menlo Park, Christopher Daniel Winans, 24, of East Palo Alto, Paul Tazbaz, 36 and Samnang Chun, 23, both of San Mateo, Steve Wilson, 52, and Cruz-Martin Caseiro-Rosas, 32, both of South San Francisco and Stephen Wolf, 64, of Portola Valley — were arrested in March after being identified as possibly being in possession of child pornography during a Silicon Valley ICAC Task Force investigation headed by the San Jose Police Department. The task force targets peer-to-peer file sharing online by tracking images of pre-pubescent children through individual Internet protocol addresses. The police then searched the homes where those addressed originated.

Images and videos of prepubescent boys and girls engaged in sexual acts were found on a computer in Lee’s residence and evidence showed he both downloaded and shared them, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Chun has since committed suicide and Ambler also pleaded no contest to felony possession of child pornography.

Michelle Durand can be reached by email: michelle@smdailyjournal.com or by phone: (650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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