A Preston Minnesota man, 49-year-old Rick James Galvin, won’t spend any time in prison after being charged with 12 counts of child pornography last year. Galvin was charged last September 2021, with two counts of using minors in pornography and 10 counts of possessing child pornography. This was after he took videos of two victims, one under the age of 10 and one under the age of 7, and superimposed images of genitalia over the video’s screenshots. Galvin also possessed sexually-graphic images of nude children, including a one-year-old.
Instead of taking time in prison, Galvin will do 10 years probation and a $140 fine after taking a plea deal in which he pleads guilty to one possession count. This deal dismissed the remaining 11 charges against him. He was also granted a stay of imposition, in which his conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor after 10 successful years of probation.
Galvin is however required to register as a predator offender.
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