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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — A 66-year-old Columbus man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of possessing child pornography.

Noel Sumrall Jr. entered his guilty plea Monday. He’ll be sentenced later this year after a pre-sentence report is completed.

Sumrall initially was arrested after Columbus police acted on a tip in December 2011 and seized hundreds of pictures of naked male and female children between the ages of 4 and 17 during a raid on his home on Fifth Avenue North.

Computers and other electronic records later was seized.

He was indicted and arrested on the federal charges last September.

In addition to the prison term, he also can be fined up to 250 thousand dollars.

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