A man from Gloucester County has been sentenced to ten years in prison, ten years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $73,000 in restitution for possessing child porn images and videos.

76-year-old Joseph Cooper of Williamstown pleaded guilty this past September to one count of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced on Tuesday.

Federal authorities say in October 2020, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Cooper’s home and discovered computers containing more than 50 videos and 200 images of child sexual abuse, including depictions of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The computers also contained logs documenting his participation in internet chatrooms relating to sexual interest in children.

Cooper was previously convicted on interstate transport of child pornography by computer and cruelty and neglect of a child charges.

U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger credited special agents of the Department of Homeland Security with their assistance in this investigation.

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