Michael Skupin, a former contestant in the US version of TV show, Survivor has been sentenced to at least a year in prison for possessing child pornography.
Appearing in court in Detroit earlier on today, Skupin pleaded with the judge for mercy and said he was ‘deeply sorry’.
The deplorable footage was discovered when Skupin was placed on probation for a separate case and ordered to pay US$31,800 to victims of a financial scheme. During that investigation, authorities found child porn on the reality star’s laptop.
‘The children in these videos and images were exploited, and each time the images were shared and viewed continued their suffering,” Attorney General Bill Schuette said at the time of Skupin’s conviction in November.
Michael appeared in Survivor II: Australian Outback in 2001 and Survivor Philippines in 2012.