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Man sentenced to 60 years behind bars for making child porn

Dennis Johnston (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office) Dennis Johnston (Source: Pender Co. Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A federal judged sentenced 38-year-old Dennis Johnston with 60 years behind bars for the manufacturing of child pornography.

The judge described Johnston's case as, "the most horrific case of this type the court has ever seen."

Johnston pled guilty to two counts of manufacturing child pornography.

He was arrested in Burgaw in August 2008, after an investigation by the Pender County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.  Authorities revealed evidence of sexual abuse and exploitation by Johnston over a period of six years.

Johnston's victims ranged in age from 5 years to early teens. 

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