A 41 year old northwest Georgia man – who previously worked as a paraprofessional for an elementary school – has been sentenced on Possession of Child Pornography charges.
Adam Brent Nesbitt of Rockmart was found to be in possession of around 800 images and a total of approximately 600 videos of child pornography – most depicting children under the age of 12. Prior to his arrest Nesbitt was a paraprofessional at an elementary school in Sandy Springs, Georgia, working with special needs children. He has been sentenced to two years, nine months in prison; that to be followed by ten years of supervised release. Nesbitt pled guilty to Possession of Child Pornography charges back on August 8th of this year (2019).
According to U.S. Attorney “BJay” Pak and information presented in court – officials from Dropbox and Facebook both notified the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children in September of 2018, when they discovered suspected child pornography stored in Nesbitt’s accounts. Law enforcement authorities in Georgia were then notified. Homeland Security Investigations and Polk County, Georgia Police Investigators conducted a search of Nesbitt’s home and Dropbox account seizing multiple images and videos of child pornography on and within Nesbitt’s accounts.
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood which is a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.