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Man indicted for producing child pornography
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Man indicted for producing child pornography

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A 55-year-old Cobb County man has been indicted in federal court on charges of producing and receiving child pornography.

Benjamin Sanders was arrested in December 2011 after FBI agents executed a search warrant at his Kennesaw home. The agents found sexually explicit pictures of children, including some that Sanders took, on his computer hard drive, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

Sanders was indicted Nov. 13. On Monday, he was ordered held without bond.

"Child pornography victimizes and exploits the most vulnerable and defenseless members of our society," Yates said in a statement. "This defendant is charged not only with possessing sexually explicit images of children, but also with creating some of those images."

Production of child pornography carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, while being convicted of possessing child pornography results in at least 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

If found guilty, Sanders will also be forced to register as a sex offender and will undergo no less than five years to a lifetime of supervised release after getting out of prison.

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