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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

Friday, June 13, 2014

Leesburg Resident Sentenced For Distribution Of Child Pornography

Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Robert B. Pressley, aged 35, of Leesburg, Georgia, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Louis Sands to serve 12 years (151 months) in federal prison for distribution of child pornography.  The sentence was pronounced on June 12, 2014, in Albany, Georgia.

Mr. Pressley entered a guilty plea on March 31, 2014.  As a part of his plea agreement, Mr. Pressley admitted that he had been downloading child pornography for many years and used a variety of peer-to-peer file sharing software programs to obtain and share child pornography.  In total, Mr. Pressley possessed 53 video files and 39 still image files depicting child pornography.  

“Mr. Pressley’s case reminds us of the need to remain vigilant in these investigations as we try to protect our children.  Every time he viewed an image or shared a file depicting child pornography, those kids were again victimized.  Mr. Pressley used the internet as a way to violate the innocence of the child victims,” said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement .  Assistant United States Attorney Jim Crane is representing the  Government in the prosecution of the case.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

Updated February 19, 2015