ROME, Ga. -- A Chatsworth man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for receiving child pornography.
Albert Vernon Norton, 48, is already a convicted sex offender.
He pleaded guilty to the charges against him in January. After serving his prison term, he will spend the rest of his life on supervised release.
According to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, Norton was singled out during an investigation called "Operation Restore Hope," where federal agents identified Georgia residents using peer-to-peer file sharing programs to exchange images and videos of child pornography.
The GBI and local officers raided Norton's home in late 2009 and found numerous discs containing hundreds of videos, mostly of young boys engaged in sex acts.
Norton was previously convicted of sexual offenses against minor boys in Gwinnett County and in Cumberland County, North Carolina.