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Former Teacher Sentenced On Child Porn Charge

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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A former elementary school teacher in Anderson County has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison on child pornography charges.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says 47-year-old Joey Thomas Carter was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Anderson.

Carter pleaded guilty in July. Authorities started investigating after an Internet provider reported Carter was downloading child pornography. Investigators found photos and pictures of children in sexual situations on several computers.

Prosecutors say Carter admitted to trading child pornography on the web. He is a former teacher in Anderson School District No. 5 and had faced a possible 10-year sentence.

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