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Repeat child porn convict pleads guilty again

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Christopher B. Wilcox, 41, formerly of Cordele, entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography Monday in Albany federal court.

When Wilcox pled guilty, he was already on supervised release from a previous conviction for possession of child pornography in March, 2003, for which he received a sentence of 33 months in prison. He was also subsequently convicted of aggravated child abuse in Crisp County Superior Court in February 2005, for which he was on probation at the time of his latest offense.

Wilcox is currently serving a 10 year parole revocation of this state sentence based on this new offense.

The current charges stem from a search done of the contents of Mr. Wilcox's computer by the United States Probation Officer overseeing his supervised release for his 2003 conviction.

Because he has two previous felony convictions, Mr. Wilcox faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $250,000, or both. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. He will be sentenced in about 60 days.

"This very worthwhile prosecution brings to justice a recidivist who, judging from his criminal history, is a threat to children in our community whenever he is not incarcerated," said U. S. Attorney Michael Moore.

The case was investigated by the Albany FBI office. Assistant United States Attorney Jim Crane is prosecuting the case for the Government.

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