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Man sentenced to life plus 250 years in prison for sexually abusing five children

By Mason White 10:55 AM May 2, 2014
James Martin Ferris 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A Georgia man was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 250 years behind bars.

34-year-old James Martin Ferris was charged and convicted in the Superior Court of Catoosa County.

He was charged with 46 separate counts of sexual aggravated assault, child abuse, and sexual exploitation of children.

After a six day trial the jury found him guilty of unlawful sexual contact with five girls between 12 and 14 years old.

At the time of his arrest, Catoosa County Sheriff deputies seized his cellphone and various electronic devices, where Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent James Harris found videos of Ferris sexually abusing the victims while they were drunk.

One victim was sexually abused while she was unconscious. Analysis also found child pornography on the devices.

Ferris allegedly admitted to providing alcohol to his victims before sexually abusing them.