the republic logo

SW Missouri man plead guilty to having hundreds of child pornography files

Share/Save/Bookmark

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — A southwest Missouri man has admitted that he owned hundreds of images of child pornography.

Fifty-three-year-old James Harrison of West Plains pleaded guilty Monday to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Prosecutors say they found 474 child pornography videos and 560 images of child pornography on Harrison's computers and digital media at his home.

The U.S. Attorney's office says in a news release that the victims ranged in age from 3 to 13 or 14.

Harrison faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, with the possibility of 20 years, plus a fine up to $250,000. No sentencing date has been set.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.