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Ex television news anchor jailed on porn conviction

A former local news anchor and a community leader is headed to the "big house."

Jack Robertson was sentenced on child porn charges stemming from a federal investigation. 

The 56 year old is a familiar face in the Valley. He is a former anchor for WAFF 48 News and the media spokesperson for Huntsville Utilities. Now, he's headed to federal prison.

In 2007, Robertson was charged with 17 counts of possessing, receiving and distributing child porn.

Images were found on Robertson's computer at his current job as a NASA contractor. 

Robertson was indicted on porn charges in February and then pled guilty in May.

Tuesday, he was sent to federal prison for 8 years and one month .

Robertson's attorney said his client was able to convince the judge to sentence him to a lighter punishment.

Robertson will report to a designated prison facility October 18th.

He was also ordered to pay a 15-thousand dollar fine.

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