By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Sex offender gets 12 to 25 years for child porn in Lancaster County

Sex offender gets 12 to 25 years for child porn in Lancaster County

Lancaster, PA

A Gordonville man convicted years ago for sexual assault will serve up to 25 years in prison for his latest crime after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. The Lancaster County Computer Crimes Task Force found more than 1,700 lewd images on Eldon King’s laptop computer after a search warrant last year at King’s Lincoln Highway East apartment. King pleaded guilty to felony counts of possessing child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility.

King, 61, will serve 12½ to 25 years in prison, in accordance with a plea agreement arranged by Lancaster County Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart. He was sentenced by Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Judge Merrill Spahn Jr.

In 1994, King was sentenced to 7 to 20 years for sexual abuse of a Lancaster County child. In the recent case, East Lampeter Township police went to King’s home and learned he had child pornography on a laptop computer and a hard drive. King also told police he printed out child pornography.  

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