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Columbia County man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

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Updated: 12/14/2013 9:06 am
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.
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Realchange - 12/14/2013 3:26 PM
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By heavy I mean at least 20 years that will take his sex urge away if he likes harming small children.

Realchange - 12/14/2013 3:25 PM
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If he has never physical acted on the urge he needs to get help. If he has ever touched young children he should serve lengthy prison time followed up by heavy probation monitoring.
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