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A Rockmart man who was paraprofessional at an elementary school in Sandy Springs working with special needs children was sentenced to prison in federal court.

Adam Brent Nesbitt, 41, of Rockmart, was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.

He pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Aug. 8.

“It is disturbing when we learn that a person entrusted to care for our children engages in this type of disgusting behavior,” said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “Tragically, possession of child pornography continues to victimize and abuse the children in the images every time they are disseminated.”

According to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release:

Officials from Dropbox and Facebook notified the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children in September 2018 when they discovered suspected child pornography stored in Nesbitt’s accounts.

NCMEC then notified law enforcement authorities in Georgia. Eventually, Homeland Security Investigations, and Polk County Police Department investigators searched Nesbitt’s residence and Dropbox account.

They seized approximately 800 images and 600 videos of child pornography on and within Nesbitt’s accounts.

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