A Kingsland man convicted of six counts of sexual exploitation of children will learn Dec. 19 how much time he will serve, the district attorney said.

 

A Camden County jury convicted Joseph Andrew Johnson, 39, Friday of six counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possessing a small amount of marijuana, District Attorney Jackie Johnson said in a written statement.

Superior Court Judge Robert Guy set sentencing for 2 p.m. Dec. 19. Each of the child exploitation charges carries a possible 20 years in prison while the marijuana charge is a misdemeanor punishable by no more than a year, the statement said.

Johnson was arrested in January after a search warrant was executed at his Kingsland residence. That search warrant was secured after the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted separate investigations over a three-week period, the sheriff said at the time.

The residence on South Orange Edwards Boulevard in Kingsland had been the subject of previous investigations into the downloading of child pornography and the January search warrant was the third executed at the dwelling, Jackie Johnson said.

Terry Dickson: (912) 264-0405