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Man pleads guilty to transporting child pornography over Internet

More than 600 videos depicting child porn found on computer belonging to Robert Lamar Starling, 31

LAKE CITY, Fla. – A 31-year-old Lake City man pleaded guilty Tuesday to transporting child pornography over the Internet.

According to the Department of Justice, after a series of search warrants were executed in September 2013 on several email accounts around the country, it was determined that a user in Lake City had uploaded images of child porn to the Internet through an account on a photo-sharing site.

Further investigation led investigators to the residence of Robert Lamar Starling. The DOJ said when officers executed a federal search warrant at his home, Starling was not home. They found him later that morning, and in an interview, Starling told officials that he had produced pornographic images of several prepubescent children.

An analyses of Starling's computer revealed more than 600 videos depicting child pornography, according to the DOJ.

Starling faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years, up to 20 years, in federal prison and a potential life term of supervision.