Business owner convicted for possessing child porn

Posted at 5:04 PM, Aug 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-15 20:46:23-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A 61-year-old Salt Lake City business owner was convicted for possessing child pornography on Wednesday.

It was the second time for Chris Robertson to be convicted of such a charge. After feeling that Robertson's conviction in federal court was too lenient, the Utah Attorney General earlier filed charges against him in state court. And now the owner of Sabel and Rice faces 1 to 15 years for the 20 counts of child pornography.

Police were alerted to Robertson when two of his employees called law enforcement after he was apparently watching porn where employees could see it at the office.

Police found more than 24,000 pictures and 385 videos of child pornography.

Along with the criminal conviction, Robertson also faces a federal civil rights violation lawsuit by allegedly firing the employees who turned him in to police.