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Kingsport man sentenced to over 12 years in prison for child porn, stolen guns

A Kingsport man was sentenced to over 12 years in prison following his July 2017 guilty plea to receipt of child pornography and possession of stolen firearms.

Gregg Paul Smith, 48, was sentenced to 151 months in prison and upon his release from prison, will have to complete 15 years of probation.

The investigation of Smith began when investigators with the Knoxville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) obtained child pornography images and videos uploaded through an internet file sharing service from an IP address associated with his address.

A search warrant was executed at the residence and officers from the Kingsport Police Department and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office seized computer equipment, which was found to contain thousands of images and videos containing child pornography.

During the search, officers also found multiple firearms that were stolen from a firearms dealership where Smith was employed. 


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