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Pitt County man sentenced for massive child porn collection

By WCTI Staff
Published On: May 23 2013 04:01:22 PM CDT
Updated On: May 23 2013 04:06:59 PM CDT
George Venters
RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY -

A man was sentenced to prison Thursday for having one of the largest child porn collections in Pitt County history.

George Maddison Venters, 52, of Ayden, was ordered to spend 13 years and four months behind bars, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker.

When Pitt County deputies searched Venters' home in October 2011, they found a massive collection of child pornography, totaling more than 200,000 videos and pictures, investigators said. Venters had been collecting and distributing the pornography for more than a decade.

"This defendant is one of the largest collectors of child sex abuse images in the history of our district," said Walker. "To collect a virtual library of such material - every item of which depicts a real child suffering unspeakable abuse - shows a callousness that shocks the conscience. Our office will continue to make aggressive combating of this crime one of our highest priorities."