Last updated: March 18. 2014 5:07PM - 388 Views
By Megan Kennedy mkennedy@civitasmedia.com



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Robert Bash of Lewisburg, who had previously pleaded guilty to two charges: compelling acceptance of objectional material, and tampering with evidence, was sentenced Wednesday, March 12.


Bash, 63, who faced charges regarding the downloading of child pornography, was indicted in June 2013. The grand jury found Bash’s laptop, a white and silver Dell, was used to download the illegal pornographic material. This computer has been forfeited by Bash.


Previously, Bash faced various other charges, however, many were subsequently dropped. The previous charges included: two second-degree felony charges for pandering obscenity involving a minor; two fourth-degree felonies of pandering obscenity involving a minor; two second-degree felonies of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor; and two fourth-degree felonies of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.


“He got into this rather inadvertently, he’s sorry for it,” said Bash’s attorney, Dwight Brannon.


“It was a complete accident, the material that was downloaded. It was completely unintentional. I don’t like that kind of stuff,” said Bash at the hearing.


Bash was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, and he will pay court costs. If Bash violates his probation, he will face up to 12 months in jail for the dual charges.

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