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Felony for Maryland man leads to 30-year sentence

Felony for Maryland man leads to 30-year sentence

Sometimes, things happen that can land you in hot water. You may be at the wrong place at the wrong time or have made a bad decision. If you’re facing charges for burglary or other crimes, you may want to seek a defense to protect yourself in court.

The news reports that one man, a former employee of Amherst County Schools, has pleaded guilty to eight felony charges for child pornography and sexual offenses against three girls in Nelson County.

The 57-year-old from Maryland faced three dozen sex-related charges against children under the age of 13. He entered a guilty plea, and because of that, the remaining charges weren’t prosecuted. The judge in the court ruled that the man should spend 30 years in prison for two counts of the production of child pornography. He also sentenced the man to 30 additional years on six charges of object sexual penetration. That time was suspended, since the man had entered into a plea agreement.

The news claims that the man had sexually molested children, and their parents turned over a laptop with several hard drives that the man had left behind at a local church. When a search warrant was obtained, the police claim they found videos showing the man participating in sexual acts with the three girls who were allegedly molested.

According to the sentencing, the man has to register as a sex offender and have no contact with the victims or their families when he is released from prison. The agreement was allegedly proposed after the families agreed on the terms. Because of the terms of the agreement, the children will not have to testify in court.

Source: The News & Advance, “Man sentenced to 30 years on Nelson County sex charges” Justin Faulconer, Jun. 24, 2014

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