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Center man caught with 127 child porn images going back to prison

Jerry Mettlen (Source: Angelina County Jail) Jerry Mettlen (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Center man on supervised release following a federal prison sentence for owning and distributing more than 100 child pornographic images has agreed to go back into custody for three more months.

A federal judge sentenced Jerry Lynn Mettlen, 35, to 70 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to the crime in 2007. After he got out of prison, he began a three-year supervised release sentence.

Mettlen was booked into the Angelina County Jail on Oct. 16 on a federal hold. Federal court documents show he did not contest a revocation hearing and agreed to the three-month prison sentence, followed by 27 additional months of supervised release.

Documents do not show why federal prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his supervision.

According to a criminal complaint filed in 2007, Mettlen owned approximately 127 pornographic images depicting children in sexual activity in Angelina County. The complaint alleges he distributed those images in Gregg County.

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