A Shasta County man has been found guilty of several child pornography offenses.
A federal jury found 49 year old James Jay Hitt of Anderson guilty of receiving, distributing, and possessing child pornography.
Hitt" interacted with a 12 person network of child pornographers, managed a child porn blog, and messaged people through a Russian website that served as a platform for members to trade and discuss child pornography.
In 2013 investigators searched Hitt's house and found Hitt had downloaded more than four thousand images and dozens of videos of child pornography.
Hitt has been in custody since 2015.
He now faces up to 140 year prison term when he is sentenced in April.