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Two S. GA men sentenced to federal prison

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Robert B. Pressley, aged 35, of Leesburg, Georgia, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Louis Sands to serve 12 years (151 months) in federal prison for distribution of child pornography.  

The sentence was pronounced on June 12, 2014, in Albany, Georgia.Mr. Pressley entered a guilty plea on March 31, 2014.

 As a part of his plea agreement, Pressley admitted that he had been downloading child pornography for many years and used a variety of peer-to-peer file sharing software programs to obtain and share child pornography.  

In total, Mr. Pressley possessed 53 video files and 39 still image files depicting child pornography.  

Christopher Cox, aged 35, of Pelham, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Louis Sands to serve 15 months in federal prison for conspiracy to smuggle contraband into a detention facility in exchange for bribes.  

The sentence was pronounced on June 12, 2014 in Albany, Georgia.Mr. Cox entered a guilty plea on April 2, 2 014.

Cox admitted that from about April 15, 2013 to May 16, 2013, while employed as a Correctional Officer at the Mize Street Detention Facility in Pelham, Georgia, he accepted money from inmates in custody at the facility in exchange for cell phones, liquor, marijuana and food, which are prohibited objects for the inmates.

 

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