Man gets 25 years for sexual exploitation of a child

Twin Falls


By Brittany Cooper

A Twin Falls man charged with sex crimes saw his fate at his sentencing hearing.

Tapping his foot throughout the hearing, Paul McBride, 49, waited for his sentence for nearly three hours, facing two counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

McBride entered a guilty plea in August to counts six and eight of an original ten count indictment. One of the counts represented the sexual exploitation of a 7-year old girl who's now 9.

Deputy Prosecutor Julie Sturgill said, "How do you compensate a child whose picture is on the world wide web and being downloaded so sexual pedophiles can download it?"

Sturgill described McBride as a multiple offender or professional criminal, with crimes spanning decades.

As for this case, Sturgill says from January 2009 to September 2009 there were 48 emails with child porn attached, including 153 videos and images.

She said, "The defendant says, 'send one for one, indicating that for every piece of child porn McBride receives, he says he'll send one back.'”

The defense wanted McBride's intelligence and educational ability to be taken into consideration for the sentencing.

Judge Randy Stoker sentenced Paul McBride to a unified sentence of 30 years with 25 of those fixed.

Stoker said, "This is one of the worst type of sexual offenses I have seen on my time on the bench."

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