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Man pleads guilty to child pornography case

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Posted at 9:14 PM, Nov 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-06 16:34:41-05

Norfolk, Va- Virginia Beach resident, 50-year-old Richard Midgett has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography.

When he was arrested last year, Midgett’s computer equipment was previously seized, showing where he had approximately 33,000 images and 1,817 videos of child pornography.

According to statements, Richard used a peer-to-peer file sharing network to spread a computer file illustrating child pornography.

Richard was indicted back in September by a grand jury.

Midgett is set to make his next court appearance on February 8, 2016.

He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.