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Knoxville man, 77, sentenced to prison after police find child pornography

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville man was convicted of attempted sexual exploitation of a child and sentenced to four years in prison on Friday after an online tip led investigators to him.

On August 21, 2017, Knoxville Police Department investigators received a tip that someone had uploaded child pornography to the internet, according to police. During the course of the investigation, officers with KPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force identified Johnny Lynn Nance, 77, as their suspect.

On Oct. 24, officers executed a search warrant at Nance's home and seized several electronic devices that belonged to him. 

Upon examining the devices, officers found 85 photos and one video of young children engaging in various sexual acts.

Nance will also be required to register as a sex offender. 


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