Enterprise Sex Offender

Coffee County authorities described Timothy Wayne Yates as a predator upon the young.

Last year, they discovered one of the largest collections of child pornography in the Wiregrass at the Enterprise man's home.

Yates pled guilty to three-counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of production of obscene materials.

He has been in jail since his arrest in July 2004 under a bond totaling more than four-hundred thousand dollars.

Under terms of the plea bargain, Yates was sentenced to 30 years in state prison.

He could have been sentenced to life.

Yates was scheduled to go to trial next week -- before the plea bargain was reached.