By CBS13 Staff

YUBA CITY (CBS13) — A Yuba City man is facing a sentence of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

The Office of the United States Attorney Eastern District of California announced on Tuesday that 36-year-old Yuba City resident Scott Stephen Howard had pleaded guilty to child porn possession.

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Court documents reveal that, back in 2016, Howard possessed sexually explicit images of minors.

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Exactly how detectives discovered Howard had the images was not disclosed, but the case involved the FBI and Project Safe Childhood.

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Howard is now facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He’s set to be sentenced on June 29.