CAIRO, GA (WTXL) - A Cairo man has been sentenced by a U.S. District Court Judge after being convicted of child pornography charges.
Thomas W. Faircloth was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervision, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Faircloth, 37, admitted in 2012 to receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography, after distributing photos to an undercover FBI agent, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. The office also says that Faircloth had thousands of photos and videos that he sent over the Internet.
FBI Special Agent in Charge, J. Britt Johnson says that "the children depicted in these images are re-victimized each time those images are re-distributed by individuals such as Mr. Faircloth."
Johnson says that the FBI continues to provide resources for "identifying and presenting for prosecution those individuals who would exploit our nation's children in such a manner."
The case was investigated by the FBI. They say that Faircloth will have to register as a sex offender.