Man to serve 55 years on Isle of Wight child porn charges

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Thomas Sadler

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) — A man who was arrested on child porn charges earlier this year is facing decades in prison after authorities say he pleaded guilty this week.

According to a joint news release from the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office and the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Thomas Sadler pleaded guilty to charges including possession, distribution and production of child pornography and molestation of a child.

Sadler was arrested in April after authorities searched a home in the 14000 block of Courthouse Highway.

Court documents showed Sadler told investigators he traded and collected child porn and that he had thousands of images on his computer.

Sadler pleaded guilty to all the charges he was faced with, the news release said. He received a sentence of 210 years total with 55 years of active incarceration.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office said the amount of child pornography on Sadler’s computers was one of the largest cases in the region’s history.

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