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Published: 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.

 

 
 


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