Former Penn H.S. student faces up to 20 years for child porn charges

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

A former Penn student and West Point cadet appeared in court Wednesday on child pornography charges.

Ricky "Patrick" Hester, 23 was placed on home detention with electronic monitoring when authorities discovered he had viewed and distributed the pornographic materials.

If he is convicted on the federal distribution charge, he would face five to 20 years in prison.


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