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Menahga man pleads guilty to child pornography charge

A 45-year-old Menahga man pled guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to possessing more than 300 images of child pornography.

Brent Michael Freeman pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Freeman was indicted on March 18, 2010.

In his plea agreement, Freeman admitted that on July 9, 2007, he knowingly possessed "visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, those images having been transported via a computer," according to the criminal complaint.

Freeman faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in prison. Judge John R. Tunheim will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erika R. Mozangue.