JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Columbia County resident pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges of possessing child pornography, according to the Justice Department.
John George Sessine, 58, was accused of receiving hundreds of images and videos over the Internet depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Sessine was arrested June 5 when local, state and federal agents executed a search warrant at his residence in Lake City.
A press release states that law officers narrowed in on Sessine after finding that an IP address at the residence was sharing videos of child pornography over the Internet.
The 58-year-old now faces between five and 20 years in federal prison, supervision for life, and will be required to register as a sex offender.
A sentencing date has not yet been set.