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A St. Cloud man learned how much time he’ll be spending behind bars for possessing child pornography.

In September, Samuel David Teachman pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of child pornography in exchange for the state dropping five counts of disseminating child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.

On Wednesday, Teachman was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 45 days on electronic house arrest.

He was given credit for one day already served in jail.

Per the plea deal, 25 months in prison was stayed, meaning he won’t have to serve it unless he violates the terms of his five year probation.

The 35-year-old admitted to viewing several videos showing girls between the ages of 3 and 10 engaging in sexual conduct.

On August 1st, 2016, investigators say they were able to download a video directly from an IP address registered to Teachman’s apartment in east St. Cloud.

Police later executed a search warrant on Teachman’s apartment and seized his computer, tablet, and hard drives.

Police say they found 13 videos involving minors on his computer.

When interviewed by police Teachman said he downloaded the child pornography for “research” because he wanted to see if his child was in any of the videos.

He told police that he had gone to counseling for viewing child pornography in 2007 and that he began watching child pornography again two years ago.