A Norwich man who says he doesn’t want to commit any more crimes will be spending 17-and-a-half years in prison for possessing hundreds of images of child pornography.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

58-year-old John Stacy was arrested in September 2017 after he lost his cell phone and authorities found over 600 photos and videos of child porn on it as they searched the device for information about its owner.

Stacy had also served time before for previous sex crime conviction in 2002.

The registered Level Two Sex Offender pleaded guilty to five counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography in August.  He could have been given up to 40 years in prison.