Thomas Mason

Thomas Mason

Thomas A. Mason, 24, of Russellville, is scheduled for final sentencing on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in a Logan County Circuit Court.

Mason pled guilty on July 17 to several counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

According to a police citation, during the course of an investigation initiated by an NCMEC Cyber Tip, it was determined that Mason was in possession of approximately 86 videos of child pornography.

Mason accepted an agreement with the Commonwealth for four years, 20 years on the sex offender registry, sex offender risk assessment, and a five-year conditional discharge.

 

A search warrant was served at the residence of Mason in 2017 where 20 plus images and videos were found on a tablet owned by Mason. During a recorded interview, Mason admitted to possessing child pornography on his tablet.

According to Mason's indictment in January:

On or between the 13th day of March 2017, and the 31st day of August 2017, Mason unlawfully committed the offense of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor when having knowledge of its content and character, he had in his possession with the intent to distribute, exhibit for profit or gain or offer to distribute any matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and he distributed more than one image displaying a sexual performance by a minor.

On or between the 13th day of March, 2017, and the 31st day of August 2017, Mason unlawfully committed the offense of possession or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor when having knowledge of its content and character, and that the sexual performance is by a minor, he knowingly had in his possession or control any matter which visually depicts an actual sexual performance by a minor.