Sidney man charged with multiple child pornography related counts

A 25 year old Sidney man has been charged with just less than twelve counts of child pornography related felony counts for sexually explicit images found on his cell phone. Levi Hallett has been charged with five counts of visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct, five counts of child pornography and one count of child abuse.

Court documents say Levi M. Hallett was arrested Tuesday of this week when Police seized his cell phone after receiving complaints that underage females from age 9 to 15 had sent their nude photos to him.

While executing a search warrant, the court document says Hallett admitted to having a conversation with a girlfriend who discussed involving her 2-year-old female child in their sexual relationship.

Court documents say Hallett told Police a female he was dating had sent up to 100 sexually explicit nude photos of the child. The documents say Hallett also admitted to receiving approximately 10 images from another woman who was babysitting the same child.

The documents also say Hallett indicated to the investigator he had sent sexually explicit photos of his two year old boy to the woman.

Hallett could receive up to 50 years in prison for each of the visual depiction charges, up to 20 years in prison for the child pornography counts, and a maximum of five years in prison on the child abuse charge.

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