Child pornographer sentenced

Chico man to serve 25 years in prison for producing child porn

A Chico man convicted of producing child pornography was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Sept. 9, acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert announced in a press release.

In September 2013, Joshua Landon Klipp, 34, brought his cellphone to a repair shop in Chico, where a technician found multiple images of suspected child pornography. The technician reported the images to the Chico Police Department, which collaborated on an investigation with the FBI. They determined that, earlier that year, Klipp (pictured) had persuaded a minor to send him pictures and videos of sex acts, some of which were transmitted live on the Internet.

Klipp, who was convicted of separate sex offenses involving a minor in 2009, pleaded guilty to the charges on March 11. According to the CN&R’s archives, Klipp co-wrote the song “If God Wrote a Country Song,” which was recorded in 2011 by musician Rich McCready.