Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man who possessed hundreds of child pornography images has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.

William Burrows of Lacey also will have to serve five years of supervised release once he's released and register as a sex offender under the sentence handed down Monday. He also must pay $10,000 in restitution.

The 60-year-old Burrows had pleaded guilty to a complaint charging him with possession of child porn.

Prosecutors say that between March 2011 and April 2012, Burrows downloaded child porn videos and images. When authorities executed a search warrant at his home, they seized a desktop computer and external hard drive, which contained more than 600 images of child pornography.

Some images depicted sadistic or violent conduct involving children.

 

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