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Wesley David Gilreath (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office/Courtesy photo)

The Boulder man who pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography and is thought to have posted a “hunting guide” for Jews and refugees was sentenced Friday to 15 years and six months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Wesley David Gilreath, 30, was arrested July 31, 2019, on a federal warrant after law enforcement began investigating his phone that he left on an RTD bus that May. There were 12,000 images and 200 videos depicting child pornography found on his phone.

On Aug. 1, 2019, the FBI searched Gilreath’s apartment. Agents seized a thumb drive with about 22,000 images and 2,400 videos depicting child pornography, a previous news release from the U.S. Department of Justice said. Agents also seized a second phone with about images and 1,400 videos depicting child pornography, according to the release.

The child pornography on the thumb drive and both of the Gilreath’s phones included images and videos depicting toddlers and infants, the release said. In addition, the release alleged Gilreath used various social media, including three Twitter accounts, to knowingly receive, transport and distribute child pornography.

During Friday’s sentencing hearing, evidence was presented in court that Gilreath had posted “hunting guides” online, targeting Jews, Muslims and other groups, according to a news release issued Friday. During the search of his residence, officials found a full-size Nazi flag, two flags bearing white supremacy symbols and books about terrorists.

Agents also found handwritten notes of names and addresses of 15 mosques, synagogues and religious centers all within 35 minutes of his apartment.

“While one image of child pornography is horrific, tens of thousands of images and videos in the possession of one person is almost incomprehensible in its depravity and wickedness,” U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn said in the news release. “While we can never return the lost innocence that this defendant has stolen, this sentence ensures that he can no longer contribute to the market for these images.

“Mr. Gilreath was also a credible threat to various religious communities in Colorado.  They can now rest assured that that threat has been stopped for at least a very long time.”