Lebanon Man Sentenced for Having Child Pornography

By KOLR10 News

Published 06/06 2014 12:54PM

Updated 06/06 2014 12:55PM

LEBANON, Mo. -- A man from Lebanon is sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography.

Rene Harvey, 73,  was to go on trial next week, but changed his plea to guilty at a hearing Thursday He was sentenced by Judge Kenneth Hayden to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Harvey had been held in Laclede County Jail in lieu of half a million dollars bond. He was working as a maintenance man at a mobile home park in Lebanon at the time of his arrest in September of 2012.

Harvey also appears on the Missouri sex offender registry in connection with a 1993 offense involving a 9-year-old female.

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