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      Clovis man to face 33 years for child pornography

      Jurors deliberate for just 30 minutes and find a Clovis man guilty of child pornography.

      Clovis jurors heard testimony and evidence for two days about a man viewing and sharing child pornography, and in juror deliberation for 30 minutes, they found him guilty on all counts against him.

      "Those who participate in the viewing and sharing of sexual images of children are just as culpable as the criminals that are in the business of manufacturing the images," said Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler.

      Curry County Sheriff's authorities had served a search warrant at the home of William Marquis, in October, 2011, where investigators determined Marquis was using his home computer to view and share sexual images of children.

      Marquis was arrested but bonded out of custody.

      Investigators and forensic evidence from the New Mexico FBI Computer Forensic Laboratory was presented to the jury.

      Judge Teddy L. Hartley remanded Marquis into custody and ordered that he undergo a diagnostic evaluation at the Department of Corrections before he imposes a sentence.

      No date was given for a sentencing hearing, but the District Attorney's office plans to seek the maximum punishment at sentencing.