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Wintergreen Man Pleads Guilty to First Child Porn Case in Decades

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Lovingston, VA - The Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney says it's the county's first child pornography case in at least 20 years.

Ned Douglass May, of Wintergreen, pleaded guilty to 23 counts of possession of child pornography Monday morning. As part of the plea deal, attorneys say he avoids being prosecuted for distributing child porn.

Investigators discovered thousands of sexually explicit images on his computer, involving children ages two to 15 years old, according to commonwealth's attorney Anthony Martin.

Martin cited a study that says up to 85% of people caught with child porn, sexually abuse children themselves.

"My office is committed to protecting kids at all costs. And we're seeing more and more of these types of cases," Martin said.

May is scheduled for sentencing in April and faces a maximum of life in prison.

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