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Former Gate City town employee pleads guilty to 1,000 counts of possessing child pornography

August 9th, 2011 12:08 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — A former Gate City town employee indicted on 1,000 counts of possessing child pornography pleaded guilty to all charges Monday in Scott County Circuit Court.

Richard Garfield Hubbard Jr., 46, 336 Ravine St., Gate City, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and 999 subsequent counts of possession of child pornography.

The initial count of possession of child pornography is a Class 6 felony that carries a maximum sentence of up to 5 years in prison. Each subsequent count is considered a Class 5 felony and carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

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