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(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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