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Man charged with possession of child pornography in Effingham County

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A Guyton man pled guilty in Effingham County Superior Court Thursday.

Ronald Mullins, 50, was charged with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. He has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted a search warrant at Mullins' residence in Barrister Crossing Subdivision, where they discovered numerous images of child pornography in July.

Mullins was in possession of more than 100 images and videos of child pornography. The ages of some of the children were between four and 12 years of age.

During the search warrant, deputies seized computers and other electronic equipment. Mullins is being held in the Effingham County Jail until he is turned over to the state prison.

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said in a statement, "Protecting our children is one of the highest priorities at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, and we will continue to pursue these cases in the future with ICAC."

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