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Kannapolis police officer, wife sentenced in child porn case

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A former Kannapolis police officer and his wife have been sentenced for their involvement with child pornography, according to the US Attorney's Office involved with the case.

We first told you about Steven and Tracy Webb over the summer, when they were arrested by the FBI. Each was charged with receiving, possessing and distributing child pornography and making false statements.

Steven Webb served with the Kannapolis Police Department starting in 2008. He was fired at the end of July.

The FBI said while downloading videos during an investigation, they uncovered an eight minute video of a child engaged in a sexual act with an adult. The video was on a hard drive that belonged to the Webbs.

A criminal complaint stated Tracy Webb lied to an investigator about being recorded having sex with minors. The same complaint stated Steven Webb was also accused of sexually abusing minors.

Thursday, Steven Webb pleaded guilty to one count of accessing and possessing child pornography. Federal prosecutors dismissed four other counts. Webb faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. He must register as a sex offender.

Tracy Webb pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of making a false statement in a federal investigation. She faces up to three years behind bars and a fine up to $250,000.

On Tuesday, Steven Anthony Webb, 42, was sentenced to 120 months incarceration and 15 years supervised probation for accessing child pornography with the intent to view it.

His wife, Tracy Ann Webb, 38, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and one year of supervised release for misprision of a felony on Wednesday.

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