CLEARFIELD – A Hawk Run man will need to register as a sex offender for 10 years because he was sentenced for possessing child pornography.
Travis Young, 32, entered a guilty plea before Clearfield County President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman, and he will spend the next four months to two years in a state correctional institution for possession of child pornography and corruption of minors. Young will also serve two years on state parole after being released from prison.
In accordance with Megan’s Law, Young’s address will be verified each year for 10 years, and that information will be posted on Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law Web site at www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us.
Young pled guilty to the charges, although on a previous appearance before Judge Ammerman, he claimed that the roll of film seized by police contained pictures of squirrels and not photographs of a 16-year-old girl. Court documents filed in the case state that the roll of film did show several pictures of squirrels, but there were seven photographs of the girl on the roll as well.
The photos showed the girl in various states of undress, according to a police report in the case.
Young’s punishment also includes being ordered to pay a $1 fine plus court costs on each of the two counts. He was also ordered to have no contact with the girl or her family.