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A Niagara Falls man who was convicted of transporting child pornography was sentenced Monday to five years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

Zakary L. Siders, 25, was convicted in January of having received via the Internet more than 60 pornographic images of minors and having transported a hard-drive containing those images to Western New York.

The case against Siders was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative aimed at combatting child sexual exploitation and abuse that was launched by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2006.