Elizabethton man charged with child sex crimes sentenced to more than 3 years in jail


Richard York (Carter County Jail)

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – An Elizabethton man originally charged with 30 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, was sentenced to more than three years in a Tennessee state prison.

According to court documents, Richard Wayne York will spend three and a half years behind bars in a Tennessee Department of Corrections facility. As part of a plea deal, 15 of the 30 charges were dismissed.

According to the Elizabethton Police Department, the case stemmed from two separate reports from 2018.

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The Elizabethton Police Department told News Channel 11 they worked with other state and federal agencies to remove photos from three cell phones, each showing images of children ranging from 4-17 years old.

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