FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced in federal court in Florence on Wednesday for possession of child pornography.
According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon, 47-year-old James Robert Fix was sentenced to seven years in prison, followed by supervised release for life and a restitution payment of $1,000.
Once he is released from prison, Fix will be required to register as a sex offender, attend sex offender treatment, refrain from unsupervised contact with children or use of the internet without approval, and submit to polygraph tests, the release stated.
Evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing established that on Nov. 24, 2015, federal agents executed a search warrant at Fix's Myrtle Beach home based on information that he was receiving child pornography via email. During an interview, he admitted to possessing the pornography and surrendered his laptop and cellphone, according to the release.
Forensic analysis of the equipment found numerous videos and pictures containing child pornography.