Moneta man will spend a decade in prison for child pornography!

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MARTIN SR44 year old Ricky T. Martin of Moneta, VA was convicted by a jury in September on 36 counts of possession of child pornography. A Bedford County judge upheld the sentencing recommendation of 10 years on Tuesday. Investigators with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, in 2011 found images on Martin’s computer as well as film and negatives of a young relative. The girl, now in her 30s, was not aware of the photos and said she believed the pictures were taken in North Carolina around 1997. According to the prosecutor, Martin could face additional charges.  The North Carolina authorities may file charges as well.