JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A Georgia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to producing child pornography.

According to court documents, an FBI agent who was conducting an investigation to identify those who may have been trading images and videos of child pornography over the internet located an IP address that was hosting child pornography where John Charles Stevenson, 45, was living.

FBI agents and other officers executed a federal search warrant at Stevenson's address where they seized two laptops.

Stevenson admitted during an interview that he had been viewing and downloading child pornography for at least three years.

Stevenson described his activities with child pornography as interesting, novel and curious, and stated that he downloads and watches the child porn for his personal use.

At least 24 videos and 51 images of child pornography were found on Stevenson's laptops.

Stevenson faces a mandatory minimum penalty of no less than five years and up to 20 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervised release.

Since his arrest, Stevenson has been in custody. No date has been set for a sentence hearing.