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Former LDS bishop sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child porn

(Photo courtesy Davis County Sheriff's Office) Timothy James Hallows, 62, of Kaysville, was arrested in October 2019.

A former bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was sentenced Wednesday to 46 months in federal prison for having child pornography.

Timothy James Hallows, 62, of Kaysville, was arrested in October 2019. Microsoft, which owns Skype, told the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Hallows had used the video-chat app to upload child pornography, according to a probable cause statement. Investigators said at the time that they found thousands of images of pornography when they served a search warrant on his house.

As part of a plea agreement, Hallows admitted to having child pornography, including images of prepubescent children being assaulted, on his phone. He was sentenced to 46 months, or more than three years, which is the low end of what he could have been given, according to a news release from the Department of Justice. He will be on supervised release for five years after his sentence and will have to pay more than $5,000 in fines.

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