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An Akron man was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Michael A. Taschetta, 55, had previously admitted using a peer-to-peer software application to download child porn images from the Internet.

Brian P. Comerford, an assistant Federal Public Defender, said his client is extremely remorseful and, because of his conviction’s effect on his family, unlikely to repeat his criminal conduct.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara’s sentence of Taschetta was the result of a prosecution by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango and investigation by special agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.