Man faces more than 7,000 years in prison after Georgia child porn arrest

Man faces more than 7,000 years in prison after Georgia child porn arrest
Florida man faces more than 7,000 years in prison on child porn charges. (Highlands County Sheriff's office)

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Florida man is facing more than 7,000 years in prison after being arrested in Georgia and Florida on more than 300 child porn felonies, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

Mark Wilson Havery, 55, who lives in Lake Placid, was arrested in Gwinnett County for using a computer to solicit a minor and sending obscene material to a minor.

After his arrest in Georgia, authorities searched his home in Lake Placid, Florida, and added 300 more felony charges, including 186 first-degree felonies, 92 second-degree felonies and 22 third-degree felonies.

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The charges include:

• 170 counts of possession of child pornography;

• 47 counts of transmission of child pornography;

• 22 counts of using a two-way device to facilitate a felony;

• 19 counts of conspiracy to transmit child pornography;

• 17 counts of transmission of harmful material to a minor;

• 16 counts of exposing himself in a lewd or lascivious manner to a victim under 16; and

• 9 counts of soliciting transmission of child pornography.

If Havery is convicted of all the charges, he faces 7,020 years in prison. That does not include the charges he faces in Georgia.

He is also under investigation locally and in Arizona for driving to Arizona to pick up a juvenile he met online, who was then reported missing, and bringing her back to Highlands County.

Havery is currently being held on a $2.8 million bond.