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Former Radford prof sentenced to 15 years

Monday - 12/23/2013, 4:51pm  ET

RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- A former Radford University professor is spending the holidays behind bars after being sentenced on child pornography and drug charges.

Media outlets report that 35-year-old Taj Mahon-Haft was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Radford Circuit Court.

The former criminal justice previously pleaded guilty to possession of child porn, resisting arrest, obstructing justice and other drug charges.

Mahon-Haft was sentenced to 100 years in prison with 85 years suspended. He will be placed on 10 years of supervised probation upon release.

Mahon-Haft had been facing several other charges that were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

He first faced drug charges stemming from a check on a potential burglary. A search warrant stemming from those offenses yielded images of child porn.


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