☷Augusta Man Sentenced to Prison After Admitting to Possession of Child Pornography
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Augusta man sentenced to prison after admitting to possession of child pornography Cyber tip led to FBI investigation AUGUSTA , GA: A Richmond County man has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to possession of child pornography . Robert Paul Synenberg , 23 , of Augusta , was sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to Possession of Child Pornography , said David H . Estes , U . S . Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia . U . S . District Court Chief Judge J . Randal Hall also ordered Synenberg to pay a $1 , 000 fine , to register as a sex offender , and to serve 20 years of supervised release after completion of his prison term . There is no parole in the federal system . “Viewing images of child sexual exploitation inflicts perpetual harm on young victims , ” said U . S . Attorney Estes . “Our office and our law enforcement partners will be relentless in shutting down online predators . ”The FBI located and arrested Synenberg in December 2020 while investigating a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children , and found images of child sexual exploitation on electronic devices in his possession . “Our message to predators who prey on children is that you cannot hide behind the anonymity of the internet , ” said Philip Wislar , Acting Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta . “The FBI will make it a top priority to continue investigating these difficult cases to make an impact in our communities to thwart predatory behavior . ”The case was investigated by the FBI , and prosecuted for the United States by Southern District of Georgia Assistant U . S . Attorney and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator Tara M . Lyons . Anyone with information on suspected child sexual exploitation can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800 - 843 - 5678 , or https://report . cybertip . org/ .
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