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A Kenosha man pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of child pornography.

Corey T. Rector, 34, entered a plea agreement Thursday, pleading guilty to five counts of possession of child pornography. In exchange, the state dismissed an additional five counts of the same charge.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said, as part of the plea agreement, the state will be recommending that Rector be sentenced to the three-year mandatory minimum for each of the counts, to be served consecutively.

The defense will make its own arguments at the sentencing hearing. Judges do not have to follow the sentencing recommendations of the state that are part of plea agreements.

Rector was charged in August 2018 after Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation special agents and other law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Rector’s home on the 4200 block of 53rd Street and discovered multiple videos featuring young girls in Rector’s electronic Dropbox account.

Law enforcement agents had received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the Dropbox account, which was associated with an email address that belonged to Rector.

According to the criminal complaint, Rector admitted to investigators that he had watched videos of child pornography that he had received through an online chat app.

At his plea hearing Thursday, the state and defense agreed that Rector will pay a state mandated $500 surcharge on 10 images of child pornography that are associated with the charges against him.

Rector is scheduled to be sentenced March 21.

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