Former Walton Co. Commissioner Pleads Guilty of Child Porn Charges


A former Walton County Commissioner and Citizen of the Year will be going to prison for the next 10 years.

Judge Howard Laporte sentenced Lane Charles Rees Thursday after Rees pled guilty to one count of promotion of child pornography and 28 counts of possession of child pornography.

Walton County Sheriff's investigators arrested Rees on April 1st.
The Sheriff's Office cyber crimes unit says Rees was involved in downloading child porn from file sharing web sites.

They found pictures and video of children engaged in sex acts on Rees' computer equipment.

Rees was free on $100,000 dollars bond until Thursday's court appearance.

Besides the 10 year prison sentence, Rees will serve 10 years sexual offender probation.

He's now designed as a sexual offender and will be required to comply with all statutory requirements and restrictions.


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