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Former Bethany Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

Nathaniel Irvin. Photo by Boone County Sheriff's Office.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A former Bethany man who ran unsuccessfully against Representative Vicky Hartzler for the U.S. Representative seat for the 4th Congressional District of Missouri was sentenced to Federal prison Thursday.

Nathaniel Irvin was indicted on federal child pornography charges in 2019 after being arrested in Columbia, Missouri.

Irvin entered a plea of guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri-Central Division in October, 2021 to receipt of child pornography. In the plea agreement, Irvin admitted to possessing pornographic videos and images with children as young as two years old. Authorities say over 600 images were located on Irvin’s computers and devices.

A federal judge sentenced Irvin to 72 months in prison without parole, followed by 10 years supervised release. Irvin was also ordered to pay restitution of $6,000. Irvin will be transferred to the Bureau of Prisons to complete his term of imprisonment.

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