A Scottsboro man has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Anne Marie Axon sentenced Joshua Taylor Holcomb to 7 ½ years in prison to be followed by 10 years’ supervised.

Holcomb pled guilty last October to possessing more than 2,700 images of child pornography and 351 videos on his laptop and thumb drive.

Holcomb will have to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

“Criminals who victimize our children through digital pixels, videos or photos expect a visit from federal law enforcement,” said U.S. Attorney Jay Town. “He will now spend the next 7 ½ years looking at prison bars instead of a computer screen.”

Homeland Security Investigations prosecuted the case along with Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and State Bureau of Investigations, which Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Leann White prosecuted.

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