Springhill man sentenced for child porn

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John Patrick Hearty, 40, of Springhill was found guilty in Amherst Provincial Court on Wednesday of possessing child pornography.

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Hearty, who underwent assessment in February following his arrest, plead not guilty to the charge on April 7, and was tried Wednesday, May 14, where he was found guilty.

He was sentenced to 180 days custody, credited with 156 days for time served, leaving 24 days to serve in custody.

Upon release, Hearty will be on probation for .24 months. He was also instructed to provide a DNA sample, register with the sex offenders registry for a period of 10 years and forfeit any computer devices used during the investigation leading the charge against him. We was also fined $100, or one day on jail in default of payment.

The incident occurred between Jan. 2 and Jan. 31, in Springhill.

Geographic location: Springhill

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