Carter Co. man pleads guilty after child pornography found on phone, sentenced to 8 years

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Carter County man arrested after child porn found on phone; Wanted in Virginia

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Carter County man arrested in December 2018 pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor on Monday.

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Joshua Hewlett Herman was arrested in 2018 after deputies found child pornography on his cell phone. Herman was also wanted out of Southwest Virginia at the time.

Herman entered a guilty plea in Carter County on Monday and was sentenced to 8 years in a Tennessee Department of Corrections facility to be run concurrently.

Herman’s time served is to be credited.

Herman was arrested after a woman contacted deputies saying she had found explicit photos of her child on his phone.

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