Sumter man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography

Sumter man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography
(Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A 46-year-old Sumter man is facing five-to-20 years in prison after filing a guilty plea to distributing child pornography images that had "traveled in interstate/foreign commerce by computer," according to United States Attorney Beth Drake.

Marlin Russell Derk will know his sentence after Judge Mary Geiger Lewis reviews the presentence report. That sentence has a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years.

Derk could also face "Supervised Release" for as little as five years to possibly life. A fine of $250,000 could also be levied against Derk.

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