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CINCINNATI -- A federal appeals court has thrown out a child pornography conviction because of a juror who said he was repulsed by graphic images.

A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel Tuesday ordered a new trial for a northeast Ohio man who had been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

A jury found Trent Shepard of Poland, Ohio, guilty on three counts of receiving visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of attempted receipt.

The images were allegedly found on laptops belonging to a financial company he had worked for from his home.

The three-judge panel unanimously agreed Shepard was deprived of his right to a fair and impartial jury by the trial judge's failure to remove a juror who expressed disgust about child pornography.

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