Leesburg child pornographer pleads guilty; earns 40 year sentence

Tony Rizzo pleads guilty to four counts after once facing dozens of child exploitation charges

LEESBURG, GA —  A Lee County man gets 40 years behind bars, 12 of which will be served in a state prison, after his guilty pleas to four counts of child sexual exploitation.

36 year old Tony Rizzo at one point faced 36 counts after a joint investigation by Lee County Sheriff’s Office as well as the GBI’s Internet Crimes Division.

Detectives describe finding a trove of pictures and videos of minors in sexually suggestive settings after Rizzo’s arrest in January of 2019.

Upon Rizzo’s release from Georgia’s Department of Corrections, he’ll spend the rest of his life on probation as well as a registered sex offender.