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A 60-year-old Racine man faces five counts of possession of child pornography after his arrest July 10.

Each of the felony charges filed against Clifford W. George carries a fine of $100,000 and 25 years in prison.

George made his initial appearance in court Friday.

According to the criminal complaint:

An investigator with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department was alerted July 5 by an agent with the Division of Criminal Investigation that he was monitoring the downloading of child pornography and located an image to an IP address connected to the defendant.

A search warrant was executed at George’s residence. The defendant admitted he downloads child pornography from the Internet and has been doing so the last year. He also stated he usually deletes the files after viewing them.

Rex Davenport

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