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Cumberland man gets 30 years for producing child porn

Michael Robinson

CUMBERLAND, Va. (WTVR) – Officials said a Cumberland man will spend 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to producing child pornography.

Michael Robinson, 46, pleaded two counts of production of child pornography of a toddler in Cumberland Circuit Court Thursday. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison with an active sentence of 30 years. He also must pay $10,000 in restitution.

An anonymous tip to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led to Robinson’s arrest by Louisa CSI (Child Safety Initiative).

When officers arrived in May of 2011, Robinson confessed to producing images of a toddler. He also said he had a sexual “fetish” for toddlers.

Cumberland County Commonwealth’s Attorney Patricia Scales said that justice was served.

“The defendant will not harm another child and this child was rescued because of the hard work of some dedicated officers,” said Scales.

Robinson was slated to go to trial by jury Thursday, but officials said he opted to plead guilty at the last minute.

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