Three weeks before his scheduled trial on computer child pornography charges, a Monticello man pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 10 years supervised probation.
Russell Keith Langley, 62, of Monticello used the internet between March 21 and March 24 to “seduce, solicit or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit or entice” a child or someone he believed to be a child “to engage in sexually explicit conduct,” according to a charging document filed April 1 by 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen.
Langley entered into a plea agreement and sentenced Monday, October 26, three weeks before his trial. The trial was set for November 17.
In addition to the lengthy probation, Circuit Judge Bynum Gibson ordered Langley to register as a sex offender and pay court costs and fees.
Among the 20 conditions of his probation, Langley was also ordered to have no contact with any minor via the internet or other forms of electronic communication. If he violates any of the conditions of his probation or has new criminal charges a prison sentence may be imposed and he could be sentenced to prison for 10 years and/or pay a fine up to $10,000.