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Raphine Man Sentenced to 75 Years for Child Porn Charges

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -
A Raphine man who had a sexual relationship with a minor and who even produced child pornography escaped what could have been a thousand-year sentence Thursday, but it's unlikely he'll ever get out of prison.

The judge handed down a 75-year sentence in Augusta County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Powers is 34 years old and this punishment effectively sends him away for life.

Powers pleaded guilty to 118 charges, mostly possession of child porn. He also admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. Police uncovered his crimes after coming across an illicit photo he posted on Twitter.

Thursday, the judge and Powers' psychologist ultimately deemed him a risk to the community. If he ever finishes his time in prison, he would be 109 years old, and he would also be under supervised probation for another 25 years.

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