Gold Bar ex-council member sentenced for sharing child porn

GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — A former Gold Bar city council member has been sentenced to three years in federal prison and 10 years of probation for collecting and sharing images of child sexual abuse. The Herald reports a judge sentenced 49-year-old Brian Diaz recently in U.S. District Court. Federal prosecutors say Diaz used a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to download images of very young children being tortured and sexually abused. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security traced his IP address and searched his home in 2019. Prosecutors say he said regularly watched pornographic videos of children, and said he was aware that he was sharing the videos online. Diaz pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle in 2019 to possession of child pornography.