Taylorville man sentenced to 70 years for child pornography, sex assault charges

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY - A Taylorville man convicted of multiple child pornography charges has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

Christian County State's Attorney Mike Havera says Jarod Reber, 35, was convicted of three child pornography-related charges and one charge of predatory sexual assault of a child during a bench trial earlier this year.  Authorities say Reber was arrested in December 2014 after a business contacted deputies about inappropriate material on an employee's computer.

Reber received sentences of 20 years, 10 years, and 5 years for the child pornography charges, and 35 years for the sexual assault charge.  All sentences must be served consecutively, and Reber must serve 85 percent of the sentence for the sexual assault charge.

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