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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 57-year-old Winona man was sentenced Thursday in federal court for sending and possessing child pornography.

Dennis Gale Chase was sentenced to 292 months in prison, along with 20 years of supervised release on three counts of transportation and three counts of possession of child pornography.

Chase was indicted on May 2, 2011 and convicted on Dec. 22, 2011.

According to the indictment and evidence presented at the trial, Chase transported via a computer on March 28, March 29, and April 28, 2011, visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

In addition, Chase possessed both images and videos containing similar conduct on Sept. 9, 2009, Feb. 17, 2010, and May 4, 2011.

The depictions were downloaded and stored on Chase’s computer, while additional depictions were stored on external hard drives and on thumb drives.