☷Southwest Georgia Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for Producing Child Sexual Assault Material
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Southwest Georgia Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for Producing Child Sexual Assault Material ALBANY , Ga . – A Lee County , Georgia , resident who admitted to producing child sexual assault material involving minor victims was sentenced to the statutory maximum prison term for his crimes . James Henry Norris , 38 , of Leesburg , Georgia , was sentenced to serve a total of 720 months in prison ( 360 months for each count ) to be followed by 25 years of supervised release by U . S . District Judge Louis Sands today after he pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child sexual assault material . In addition , Norris will have to register as a sex offender for life upon his release from federal prison . There is no parole . The plea agreement in this case remains sealed for the protection of the minor victims at the request of the U . S . Attorney’s Office . “Law enforcement is committed to doing everything in our power to combat the exploitation and sexual assault of children , ” said U . S . Attorney Peter D . Leary . “To that end , our office will pursue the maximum punishment allowed under law for those caught producing child sexual assault material . ” The families of the minor victims and the victims themselves in this case could never find justice in any sentence Norris could have received , said Keri Farley , Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta . “The FBI will work tirelessly with our partners to protect our children against those who seek to harm them . ”This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood , a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse , launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice . Led by the U . S . Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section , Project Safe Childhood marshals federal , state and local resources to locate , apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children , as well as identify and rescue victims . For more information about Project Safe Childhood , please visit www . projectsafechildhood . gov . The case was investigated by FBI . Assistant U . S . Attorney Leah McEwen is prosecuting this case .
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