Blount Co. man sentenced to 7 years in prison for distributing child porn

(WBIR) James Robert Morton, 46, was sentenced Wednesday to 88 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to federal charges of knowingly distributing child pornography.

The Rockford man will serve a life term of supervised release once he's out of prison. Morton also must pay $4,000 in restitution to the victims who digital images he distributed. He must also register as a sex offender.

A press release from the Department of Justice credited the FBI with investigating the case.


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