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Brian Fortner, who admitted a owning a duffel bag full of porn found in a Dumpster, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Brian Fortner, who admitted a owning a duffel bag full of porn found in a Dumpster, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
The duffel bag full or child pornography was found in this Dumpster outside a resident's home. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) The duffel bag full or child pornography was found in this Dumpster outside a resident's home. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
A briefcase in the duffel bag contained numerous pornographic images and videotapes, as well as Fortner's wallet. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) A briefcase in the duffel bag contained numerous pornographic images and videotapes, as well as Fortner's wallet. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Brian Fortner. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Brian Fortner. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A 28-year-old Peoria man who admitted to a owning a duffel bag full of child pornography found in a dumpster was sentenced to 14 years in an Arizona prison Friday.

Brian Fortner was sentenced for felony sexual exploitation of a minor and dangerous crimes against children in Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday, according to a news release from the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Fortner had come under investigation by Maricopa County sheriff's deputies in July 2012 and was arrested in August.

Fortner was seen throwing what appeared to be a perfectly good duffle bag into a northwest Valley dumpster in front of a resident's home, deputies said.

The resident retrieved the bag, looked inside and found a briefcase with videotapes and several printed sexually-exploitive images of children, along with a wallet containing Fortner's driver's license, sheriff's investigators said.

Shortly after retrieving the bag, the resident told deputies that a man resembling the one on the license had driven his pickup truck to the same dumpster, rummaged through it and then drove away. The resident called the sheriff's office and gave dispatchers the license plate number. The vehicle plate registration was traced to Fortner.

The resident gave the duffle bag to sheriff's detectives who found numerous images of child pornography, according to MCSO.

After determining the subjects in some of the images were younger than 13 years old, a search warrant was obtained and executed on Fortner's home Aug. 15, 2012. A computer and other items were seized.

Sheriff's detectives said Fortner admitted to visiting child porn websites and printing the images, and later confessed to owning the duffel bag and contents.

In addition to the 14-year prison term, Fortner is required register as a sex offender upon the completion of his sentence.

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