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Local man sentenced to 30 years for child porn

Published 8:39am Thursday, May 16, 2013

A 25-year-old Elmore County man was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney George L. Beck.
Between 2007 and 2012, Parton raped two boys –younger than 12 years old – on multiple occasions and then used his cell phone camera to capture images of his molestation of the children.
“The actions of this defendant were revolting and despicable,” Beck said. “We hope this sentence will send a message to others who would prey upon children. We will not tolerate it, and they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Joshua Ray Parton’s victim in Elmore County was a 10-year-old boy. Parton was living in the same residence as the boy and his father, according to Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin.
On March 28, 2012, the boy told his grandmother that he had been sexually abused by Parton for years.
Parton was confronted by the boy’s father in Montgomery. The boy’s father attacked Parton, who eventually fled.
The boy’s father called Montgomery police, who later found and detained Parton for questioning.
Parton later confessed to abusing the little boy as well as other children in other counties and states.
During an interview with an Elmore County Sheriff’s investigator, Parton admitted to raping the boy on numerous occasions and sodomizing him. Parton also confessed to videoing and photographing the boy’s genitalia as well as videoing and photographing the boy involved in various sex acts.
“Sadly, but unfortunately true, these types of sexual assaults continue to plague not only our county, but other locations across the country,” Franklin said. “Hopefully, Mr. Parton will have an opportunity to reflect on the behavior he exhibited while in jail, which I believe everyone hopes is significant amount of time.”
Parton has been held as a federal inmate in the Montgomery County Jail since Oct. 31, 2012, according to Franklin.
Parton pleaded guilty to producing child pornography on Dec. 17, 2012.

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