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Summerville man sentenced on child porn charges

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Summerville man was sentenced to four years in prison following a conviction on possessing child pornography Monday.

The U.S. Attorney's office said in a release that Kevin J. Powers, 47, was sentenced to four years imprisonment and a life-time supervised release.

During the case, prosecutors showed that Powers downloaded the illegal pornography from the internet using peer-to-peer service Limewire. In March 2009, Powers' wife called the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office to report that she had found child porn on his computer.

After deputies arrived, Powers consented to a search of his computer and an interview. In that interview, Powers confessed to downloading thousands of images of child porography over a five-year period, said the report. A forensic examination of his computer found more than 100 videos of child pornography.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office and the FBI handled the investigation.

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