Kinston man gets 20 years on child porn charges

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina man will spend 20 years in federal prison after authorities found hundreds of child porn images on his phone.

Martin Sutton, 54, of Kinston, was also ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution to one known victim.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says during the search, Sutton denied any involvement in child exploitation and claimed someone had stolen his identity and was engaged in the criminal conduct.

Authorities say they found 132 images and 43 videos of child pornography with children under the age of 12 on Sutton’s phone.

Sutton pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in February.

In addition to the prison sentence, the man will be put on 10 years of supervised probation when he gets out of prison.

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