DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas man who had nearly 1,800 sexually explicit images and videos on his computers has pleaded guilty to child pornography counts.
Federal prosecutors in Dallas on Tuesday announced the pleas from 55-year-old Billy Wayne Johnson of Scurry.
Johnson pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography and possession of child pornography and remains in custody pending sentencing in August. He faces up to 30 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Johnson, who pleaded guilty Friday, also faces a fine of up to $500,000.
An undercover federal agent in December noticed online activities by Johnson for viewing and sharing child porn images. Johnson was arrested in February.