North Carolina man sentenced for child porn case in our area

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A man from middle North Carolina has been sentenced in a child pornography case involving our area.

30 year old Anthony Brett Banks from Kannapolis pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography and causing another to do the same.

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The “other” was from the Chattanooga area.

Federal prosecutors say Banks sexually abused his nine month old daughter and shot video of it.

They say he then swapped the images online with someone for other illegal sexual images.

The judge on Wednesday sentenced him to 40 years in federal prison.

“The US Attorney’s Office, along with its law enforcement partners, is committed to
apprehending child sex predators wherever they operate. Today’s sentence sends a strong
message to sexual predators and demonstrates our commitment to protecting the community’s most vulnerable victims,” said Acting United States Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III.