Former youth pastor pleads guilty to child porn offense - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Former youth pastor pleads guilty to child porn offense

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Trevor Jacob Fortner, 25 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Trevor Jacob Fortner, 25 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

A former Levelland youth pastor who was indicted in May could soon be heading to prison.

Friday, 25-year-old Trevor Fortner of Lubbock pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor.

According to court documents, Fortner responded to an online personal advertisement that had been posted by an undercover officer with the Lubbock Police Department.

During conversations between the two of them, police say Fortner understood the girl's age to be 15. Police say he then sent explicit pictures and messages to the officer.

Fortner faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of supervised release.

According to plea documents, Fortner and the government will make a recommendation to the court that a 48-month sentence is appropriate.

A sentencing date has not been set. Fortner is out on bond.

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