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home : news : local   May 29, 2016

8/9/2014 5:16:00 AM
Child porn possession means prison time


Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter



OTTAWA — An Ottawa man pleaded guilty Friday to possessing child pornography and was sentenced to 3 years in prison plus a $7,500 fine.

Jeffrey Pearson, 51, could have faced up to 5 years for child pornography, a Class 3 felony. He was charged March 13 following a six-month investigation by Ottawa police showing he had possessed and disseminated illicit images.

With day-for-day good time, Pearson could be paroled in late 2015.

Pearson and his attorney had indicated as far back as March that a plea was at hand; but he appeared in court bandaged at the neck and attorneys deferred his plea until he was medically cleared.

Tom Collins can be reached at (815) 220-6930 or courtreporter@newstrib.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NT_Court.










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