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22-year-old pleads guilty on child porn charges

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - A 22-year-old has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in Federal Court Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney William Nettles.

Nettles announced Kevin Cortez Holbrooks, of Anderson, was charged following a February 2009 South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigation that targeted peer-to-peer computer networks that shared child pornography. A number of computer files being shared by Holbrooks were downloaded by SLED agents, showing children engaging in explicit poses and conduct.

When questioned by police, Holbrooks admitted to using the peer-to-peer networks to download child pornography. An examination of Holbrooks' computer also revealed he possessed a number of child porn videos.

The maximum penalty Holbrooks faces for his charges is a fine of $250,000 and 10 years in jail.

U.S. District Judge Henry Floyd accepted Holbrooks' plea and will sentence the 22-year-old after he has reviewed a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

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