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San Luis Obispo man sentenced for possessing child porn

Phillipe Estines, 20, will serve about three weeks in County Jail after police discovered material depicting children in sex acts on his electronic devices.
Phillipe Estines, 20, will serve about three weeks in County Jail after police discovered material depicting children in sex acts on his electronic devices.

A San Luis Obispo man was sentenced Thursday to serve about 20 days in jail and three years of supervised probation after pleading no contest in April to a felony charge of possessing material depicting children in sex acts.

Philippe Estines, 21, was arrested in March 2015 after San Luis Obispo Police Department detectives secured a search warrant and searched Estines’ home in the 2800 block of Johnson Avenue.

They allegedly discovered several videos and images of children engaged in sex acts, police Lt. John Bledsoe said at the time, on devices belonging to Estines. Bledsoe said they confiscated a personal computer, a laptop, a thumb drive and Estines’ cellphone.

He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography in lieu of $35,000 bail. However, Estines was not charged with distributing the material.

Under the terms of his plea, Estines was sentenced to 45 days in County Jail. With mandatory credits, Estines will serve about 22 days in custody. He will also be on formal, supervised probation for three years, and court records show that he enrolled in a drug treatment program.

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