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Burke County man pleads guilty to child porn

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 3:38 PM
Last updated 9:39 PM
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A Burke County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending and receiving electronic images of child pornography.

Stephen Babb, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts in U.S. Dis­trict Court in Augusta. Each count is punishable by five to 20 years in prison, with probation of five years to life afterward, fines up to $250,000 and lifetime placement on the sex offender registry.

Fed­e­ral agents were alerted when images containing child porn were sent over public Internet services. The e-mails were traced to Babb, who has been held since his September arrest.

On Tuesday, he admitted he had sent and received such images through a Rus­sian Web site.

A sentencing date will be set after a pre-sentencing report is prepared.


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