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George Maynard Nethers

WINCHESTER — A Stephens City man faces up to 10 years imprisonment for child pornography possession.

In a March 12 plea bargain in Frederick County Circuit Court, George Maynard Nethers pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, nine counts of the second or subsequent offense of possession, and two counts each of reproduction of child pornography and the second or subsequent offense of reproduction. The 58-year-old Nethers was sentenced by Judge William Warner Eldridge IV to 40 years with 30 years suspended. State sentencing guidelines recommended a minimum of 10 years, a midpoint of 14 years and nine months, and a maximum of 17 years and eight months.

The investigation began on April 10, 2019, through an algorithm detected by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It was relayed to a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office investigator assigned to the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Images of child pornography uploaded on Feb. 14, 2019, were traced back to an ISP belonging to Nethers through Facebook and email accounts. His home in the 600 block of Aylor Road was searched in June with computers and other electronics containing additional images of child porn were seized. Nethers was arrested on Oct. 12. Upon release, Nethers will be on five years of supervised probation, must register for life as a sex offender and cannot have unsupervised internet access.

In a related case, Scott Edward Merryman, 46, of the 1000 block of Springdale Road in the county, is accused of trading pornographic images with Nethers, according to Andrew M. Robbins, deputy commonwealth’s attorney. Merryman is due back in court on Tuesday.

— Contact Evan Goodenow at egoodenow@winchesterstar.com

(9) comments

clutchcargo

In my opinion he didnt recieve enough prison time a message has to be sent out world wide life in prison with no parole

clutchcargo

Iam 68 now iam going to make it a point to live long enough to see George Nethers walk out of prison a broken down old Virginia boy

clutchcargo

Good thing he never breeded and help bring another George Nethers into this world

clutchcargo

He , He should never get out of jail, i worked with the creep at the Clairion Inn , Frederick Md. Check his facebook page out , Its a fake front

Chupacabra

Disgusting. He should never be allowed out of prison.

clutchcargo

Never get out of prison,i worked with the creep at the Clairion Hotel in Frederick Md , Good the he never breeded and passed those genes down to another George Nethers

clutchcargo

He is a real racist he made racist comments to a black womans kids she had brought them to work didnt have a sitter he nearly got fired

clutchcargo

George is on the other team, he is the woman in his culture club, i know, i worked in the same department, he was driving a wedge in our department ( Maint)

clutchcargo

He acted like a little ol white middle aged granny at work

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