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Former GOP chairman guilty of child porn to be sentenced Monday

Former GOP chairman guilty of child porn to be sentenced Monday

A former James City County Republican Party leader who spent nearly two decades watching child pornography will be sentenced Monday.

Charles Young, 69, could spend much of the next 20 years in prison.

He pleaded guilty in federal court Jan. 31 to one felony count of receiving child pornography, according to U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia documents.

The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 20. The prosecution, led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa McKeel, stated that a sentence between 121 and 151 months — or roughly 10 to 12 years — is appropriate, according to court documents.

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