U.P. man off to prison for distribution of child pornography

U.P. man off to prison for distribution of child pornography

MARQUETTE — An Upper Peninsula man will spend the next five years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

Twenty-three year old Garrett Thoresen of Norway received a 60-month sentence in U.S. District Court. He will also have to register as a sex offender, serve five years of court supervision after his sentence and pay $3,000 in restitution to one of his victims.

Thoresen pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography in December. An undercover investigation revealed Thoresen had approximately 4,600 images and 189 videos containing child pornography of 65 identified victims.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.