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Galax man sentenced to 5 years for child porn

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A federal judge said he considered Richard Taylor's mental evaluation and history in setting a lower prison term.

By Brian Funk, Editor

ABINGDON — After taking a week to consider the case, a federal judge has sentenced a Galax man to five years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.
Richard Lee Taylor, 38, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to the Internet child pornography charges. He received no plea agreement to lessen his sentence.


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