Mankato Child Porn Sentencing 02 Jul 13

A 31-year-old Mankato man was sentenced on 5 counts of possessing child pornography in Blue Earth County Court Monday. The home of Roger Keith Gould was searched last year after authorities received a tip concerning child pornography. Numerous images were reportedly found on Gould’s computer during the search. He was originally charged with 10 felony counts, but 5 of them were dismissed in exchange for guilty pleas. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail, to be served as work release, and 5 years of probation. A 33-month prison sentence was stayed for 5 years. Gould will also be required to register as a sex offender, and may have no contact with people under 18 years of age, amongst numerous other conditions.