North Jackson man enters plea on child-pornography charges

YOUNGSTOWN — A North Jackson man will likely spend five years in prison for possessing images of children involved in graphic sexual situations.

Milbur Stout, 41, formerly of Mahoning Avenue, appeared today before Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court accompanied by his attorney Scott Cochran to enter into a plea deal with prosecutors on a list of charges concerning children and sexually graphic material.

Stout had been charged with nearly four-dozen counts of pandering obscenity and sexually oriented material involving children, but under the plea agreement he entered an Alford Plea to two counts of pandering and two counts of illegal use of minors in sexual material.

An Alford Plea means Stout maintains his innocence, but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conviction at trial.

Stout will be back before Judge Evans for sentencing March 8.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's Vindicator and

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