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Augusta man sentenced in federal child pornography case

December 7th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

 An Augusta man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six years in a child pornography case. Jonathan Burgess, 58, pleaded guilty in December to one count of possession of child pornography, admitting to having child pornography images of a minor who hadn’t reached the age of 12 in Hampshire County in September 2019.

During a search of Burgess’s phone, investigators reportedly found more than 6,700 child pornography images. A search of his email account found more than 600 additional images, according to prosecutors.

After serving the 70 month sentence, Burgess will be on supervised release for 25 years.