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Guyton Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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Ronald Mullins pleaded guilty to various child porn related charges Ronald Mullins pleaded guilty to various child porn related charges
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA -

A Guyton man who admitting downloading child porn on WSAV News 3 will spend the next decade behind bars.

Ronald Mullins pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.

Back in July, Effingham County Sheriff's and the ICAC task force found him in possession of more than 100 images and videos of child pornography. Many of those children were between 4 and 12 years old.

Mullins talked to News 3 that day just after his arrest.

"I don't want people to think I'm a sexual predator because I'm not. There were just some things I downloaded online and that's it. I never distributed them to anybody else. I never looked at anybody else. I don't look at kids and go ooh. No I don't."
"I am what I am. I've been labeled what I am. It was something very personal. No one knew about it but me. I never looked at kids around here. I never looked at kids where I had live before. Its just what it is."
"How is anyone supposed to believe that?"
"They aren't. That's just the way it is."
"What would you tell your sons?"
"I'm sorry. I hope they don't have the disease that I have.
"Why do you call it a disease?"
"What would you call it? Its a disease. I hate it. I hate myself for it."
"I ruined my wife's life. that's all I can tell you. Its going to be on the news so everybody's going to know what I can."

Mullins is being held in the Effingham County Jail until he is turned over to the State Prison.

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is cooperative members of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The program was created by the Department of Justice to help state and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communications systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. The program, which is funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is currently composed of 61 regional task force agencies across the nation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation supervises Georgia's ICAC Regional Task Force. Georgia's ICAC Task Force is made up of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies within the state of Georgia.


"Protecting our children is one of the highest priorities at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, and we will continue to pursue these cases in the future with ICAC." said Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

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