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Man, 58, pleads guilty to receiving child sexual abuse videos over internet

Sentencing date has not yet been scheduled for Richard Lord

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man pleaded guilty to receiving child sexual abuse videos over the internet, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III announced Thursday.

Richard Lord, 58, faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five to 20 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervision.

On Sept. 30, FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at Lord's residence while he was at home, according to court documents.

Lord admitted during an interview with agents to using his cellular telephones to search for, download and view child pornography, that he was most interested in images and videos of children between the ages of 10 and 12 years old, and that he searched for child pornography "constantly" and could not control himself, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

A forensic examination of one of Lord's cellphones revealed a video that was downloaded by him on Sept. 16. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the video depicted a prepubescent minor child being sexually abused.

A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Lord has been in federal custody since his arrest Sept. 30.