Sunday, December 30, 2007

Top Stories Councilman Jon Winningham - confesses to child-porn addiction

The yearlong saga of a city councilman who refused to step down from his post after being arrested on child-pornography charges wrapped up early in 2007.

Former Councilman Jon Winningham admitted an addiction to child pornography on Jan. 27 hours before he surrendered himself to guards at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

The 13-year City Council veteran pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of intent to distribute child pornography and three misdemeanor counts of possession of child pornography before having his attorney read a prepared letter apologizing to the community and his family.

Winningham, 51, spent more than seven months in jail before being released in late September.

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