Columbus man sentenced to 78 months in prison for child pornography

Columbus man sentenced to 78 months in prison for child pornography

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A Columbus man was sentenced to 78 months in prison for possession of child pornography.

Wilfred Wright, 34, admitted to uploading images of child pornography to his Gmail email account on  Feb. 26, 2015. After search warrants were obtained for his electronic devices and online accounts, law enforcement discovered 86 images and nine videos of child pornography from Wright.

A majority of the identified victims in these images were under the age of 12 at the time their abuse was captured on video or through photographs.

In addition to his 78 months imprisonment, the judge ordered Wright to lifetime of supervision as a registered sex offender once he is released from federal prison.

He will also be required to pay $12,500 in restitution to the respective victims depicted in the images and videos he possessed.

"The sexual exploitation of the children used to make these videos and photos is an abomination. Those who support this exploitation by buying and possession this type of material will be prosecuted by my office to the fullest extent of the law," said United States Attorney Peterman.

This case was investigated by the Columbus Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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