Austintown man gets prison for kiddie porn
An Austintown man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and fined $500 for possessing images of children in graphic sexual situations.
Milbur Stout, 44, of North Kimberly Avenue, drew the sentence Wednesday from Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
Stout had been charged with 42 counts of pandering obscenity or sexually-oriented material involving a minor and four counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material between 2006 and 2011.
Stout entered an Alford plea in January to two counts of pandering sexually oriented material and two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
An Alford plea meant Stout maintained his innocence, but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to obtain a conviction in a trial.
However, at Wednesday’s hour-long sentencing hearing, Stout apologized for his conduct and said he accepts full responsibility for his actions.
Stout possessed photos in a box in his home of sexual material involving children, according to Natasha Frenchko, an assistant county prosecutor.
Stout’s lawyer, Scott Cochran, told the judge his client tore up the photos years ago, but acknowledged possessing the pieces of the images. Cochran called for probation with community-based sex offender treatment for his client, who he said had no criminal record, other than two drunk driving charges.