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Man sentenced for child porn

ATLANTA - A north Georgia man who served more than five years as a Boy Scout troop leader has been sentenced to probation and home confinement for possessing dozens of video clips of child pornography, authorities said.

Samuel J. Port, 35, of Ball Ground, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to eight years probation and six months of home confinement for possessing dozens of video clips of child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Atlanta.

Port came to the attention of the FBI after he brought in his employer-owned computer for maintenance, according to the release. A service technician spotted the items on Port's computer and notified authorities.

Port, who has no children, had been active in a local Boy Scout troop for over five years, according to the release. POrt was indicted in July 2005 and pleaded guilty in January to a single count of possessing child pornography. Assistant United States Attorney Robert C.I. McBurney prosecuted the case.

- From wire reports