A Manteo man has pleaded guilty to child pornography.
Agents say they seized a desktop computer and three DVDs containing 2,953 pictures and 165 videos of child pornography from 44-year-old Raymond Fitchett's home.
Fitchett will be sentenced on May 8. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment followed by up to five years of supervised release.
Authorities say Fitchett was nabbed after he was involved in downloading child pornography from an internet network that was the target of a national investigation by authorities.
Authorities state "the case was part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all
available law enforcement resources at every level."