A Chester man listed on the Virginia Sexual Offender Registry has pleaded guilty in federal court to a second-offense charge of distributing child pornography.
James Turner Yager, 31, was charged last month with sending files over the Internet containing images of child pornography to an undercover FBI agent in San Diego. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.
It was Yager's second arrest on child pornography charges. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, he was convicted of similar charges in 2001 in federal court in Richmond and sentenced to four years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Yager "engaged in Internet chats with an undercover FBI agent" and eventually provided "dozens of images of child pornography for the undercover agent to download." Last month, FBI agents searched Yager's home on Gary Avenue, off Harrowgate Road near Jefferson Davis Highway, and found computer equipment containing "thousands of images of child pornography," the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
According to the Virginia State Police, Yager is being held at the Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover County while awaiting sentencing, which is scheduled for Oct. 9.