| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Man forfeits electronics in child pornography case

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

A Connellsville man will serve five years on probation for child pornography and corruption of minors.

Wayne Nicholas Hillyard, 23, was sentenced Friday under a plea bargain.

In addition, Judge John F. Wagner sentenced Hillyard to pay court costs and perform 50 hours of community service.

The plea bargain stipulates Hillyard's forfeiture of cell phones and computers while on probation.

Wagner questioned how that could be enforced.

Defense attorney Richard Bowers said Hillyard currently possesses neither device.

Hillyard was charged on March 8 by state police with sexual exploitation of children, child pornography, unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility for a photo on his cellphone of a 16-year-old girl exposing herself.

In a separate case, he was charged with corruption of minors and harassment for allegedly sending a 12-year-old girl sexually explicit text messages in January.

Under the plea bargain, Hillyard pleaded guilty to child pornography, criminal use of a communication facility, corruption of minors and harassment in July.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. RAPTOR program explained in Connellsville
  2. Judge rules in favor of Seven Springs Mountain Resort over road closure
  3. HObo Model Railroad Club display back in Connellsville
  4. Lost bear hunter from Westmoreland County located
  5. Organizations benefit from grants
  6. Fayette Chamber plans awards dinner
  7. Fayette twins injured as newborns expected to be adopted by foster mother
  8. Despite bird flu, it won’t be  a turkey-free Thanksgiving
  9. CASD’s Mustache Club lends hand
  10. Black Friday could be a wet one in Connellsville, Mt. Pleasant areas
  11. Brownsville man charged with attempted homicide in shooting near Cal U