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A well-known spokesman for private companies and government agencies who amassed an “enormous” collection of child pornography was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison.

Phil Frame, 63, former spokesman for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, Cobo Center and the Detroit International Bridge Co., was taken into custody immediately after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara.

The sentence came six months after the Shelby Township resident pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography. The charge stemmed from a September 2015 raid at his home during which federal investigators found and confiscated a collection of more than 38,000 child porn images and 5,000 videos — a collection that would take more than 808 hours to watch.

“Frame’s collection of child pornography included graphic, disgusting, and horrific depictions of the sexual assault of children,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitra Jafary-Hariri wrote in a court filing. “In one image, a child was photographed bound and gagged while being sexually abused, depicting an extremely scary and traumatizing moment.”

The seizure did not stop Frame from viewing child pornography. Four months later, in January 2016, Macomb County investigators searched his home and found marijuana and more child pornography, according to court records.

In the state case, Frame pleaded guilty to more than 70 charges, including possession of child sexually abusive material, and will be sentenced Dec. 18 in Macomb County Circuit Court.

On Tuesday, Frame was sentenced to 121 months and ordered to serve five years’ supervised release. He also was ordered to pay $5,000 to a fund for victims of sex trafficking and pay $32,000 to four victims who were identified in Frame’s porn collection.

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