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Warren County man pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Benny Gabbard (Courtesy the Warren County Sheriff's Office) Benny Gabbard (Courtesy the Warren County Sheriff's Office)
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) -

An elderly Morrow man will be designated a sex offender after pleading to several counts of possessing child pornography.

Benny Gabbard, 76, pleaded guilty in Warren County Common Pleas Court Monday to 19 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, all felonies of the fourth degree, said Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

The case stemmed from a July 9 report filed with the county sheriff's office. Home health care workers told authorities they saw child pornography in Gabbard's home. 

Detectives searched the residence and seized a thumb drive containing images of child pornography.

Gabbard will be designated a Tier II sex offender requiring him to register with the sheriff's office every 180 days for the next 25 years.

Sentencing was set for Dec. 9.

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