Aiken man sentenced on child porn charges

AIKEN - An Aiken County man was sentenced for child pornography in federal court Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Margaret B. Seymour sentenced Troy Darryl Spence, 29, of Jackson, to 10 years for possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald said in a news release.

Spence admitted to using computers to access and download child pornography from the Internet. He received an increased sentence due to a 2003 conviction for aggravated assault and battery. In that case, Spence was prosecuted for taking indecent liberties with a nine-year-old girl, McDonald said.

After serving his sentence, he will be supervised by federal probation officers indefinitely. He will also have to register as a sex offender.