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ALBANY – A man who robbed a Tifton bank in 2018, telling the bank clerk he was in possession of a bomb, has been sentenced to federal prison without parole for his crime, acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Peter D. Leary said.

According to the plea agreement, in August 2019 William Ellis used an online dating app called FastMeet to contact a person who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl named Becca. In fact, “Becca” was actually an FBI employee posing as a minor as part of an undercover investigation.


The charges against Nathan Alexander Kirkland come after investigators were able to download eight child pornography videos from his computer over a two month period using the peer-to-peer file sharing program eMule.