A West Manchester Township man who police said possessed more than a half-million images of child pornography has been found guilty in federal court.

Lawrence B. Blevins Jr., 44, no address available in court records, was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of receipt of child pornography, according to online court records.

His trial in the federal courthouse in Harrisburg lasted three days, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Blevins is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, the attorney's office said.

The jury determined Blevins downloaded child pornography -- including images and videos of children having sex -- from the Internet, according to court documents.

Blevins caught the attention of West Manchester Township Police while they were investigating a network of people who were sharing child porn online, officials said.

On Dec. 29, 2011, police raided Blevins' home and seized computers and computer equipment.

Police found more than a half-million images of child pornography and hundreds of videos of child pornography, federal prosecutors said.

He was indicted in September 2012, records state.

Also involved in the investigation into the child-porn-sharing network were Northern York County Regional Police, the federal Project Safe Childhood program and Homeland Security.


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Blevins' federal public defender, Thomas Thornton, could not immediately be reached for comment.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.