A Dallas man was convicted Tuesday of possessing and trying to distribute pictures and videos of children in sex acts.
In a plea agreement with the state, Tracy Scott Parrott, 42, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual exploitation of children.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with three years in confinement and the remainder on probation.
Detectives with the served a search warrant at Parrott’s residence on Dec. 4, 2009, a news release said. CAC Detective Lenny Carr had been monitoring Parrott’s online activities on his undercover computer.
Carr observed Parrott to be online possessing child sexual abuse images and videos and making those images and videos available for distribution. The search warrant was served while Parrott’s computer was still in communication with the detective’s undercover computer. Several videos were discovered on his computer of children believed to be as young as 5 years old in various sex acts with adults.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is a cooperative member of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
“The types of cases investigated by this unit can become emotionally draining on the detectives,” CAC Lt. Starry Kilgore said in Wednesday's release. “We have made a commitment within ourselves to strive for the safety of our children that are not able to protect themselves."