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Man gets nine years in child pornography case

A Sweet Home man has been sentenced to just over nine years in prison after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.

William Tyler Paul Maze, 31, was arrested March 16 on child sexual abuse charges following a search of his residence on Fern Ridge Road, Sheriff Jim Yon reported.

Yon said detectives served a child exploitation search warrant at the residence as the culmination of an investigation into the distribution of child pornography over the internet from an IP address in Sweet Home.

Detectives interviewed Maze, a renter of the residence, who admitt...