Monahans Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

MONAHANS - A Monahans man has plead guilty to a federal child pornography charge.

35-year-old Ricky Lynn Currier received child pornography back in November or 2008. Officers with the Monahans Police Department arrested Currier at his home based on a state charge that he allegedly had sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl. Authorities found child pornography on his laptop computer.

During a hearing Tuesday morning in Midland, the Government filed a sentencing enhancement notice with the Court based upon an alleged continuing pattern of sexual abuse of children. If granted by the Court, the motion calls for a mandatory minimum of 15 years and up to 40 years in federal prison.

If denied, Currier faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in federal prison. No sentencing date has been scheduled for Currier.