Friday, May 26, 2023

Revocation hearing set for Noel man on probation for child pornography charges

A final hearing to determine whether a Noel man's probation after serving his sentence on child pornography charges will be held 11:30 a.m. June 23 in U. S. District Court in Springfield.

When Edward S. Hetherington, 63, was sentenced by U. S. District Judge Beth Phillips to eight years and one month in prison in 2015, a news release from the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said he had "a massive library of child pornography."

Hetherington pleaded guilty on August 12, 2014. His criminal conduct took place over a period of 25 years, during which time he collected more than 100,000 images of sexual violence against children.

Hetherington is being held without bond in the Greene County Jail following an alleged probation violation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If he committed child crimes for 25 years then 25 years in prison should be his minimum sentence. If he is allowed out it will happen again.