Chatsworth man sentenced to 14 years in prison for child molestation

Daniel Shane Strickland

A Chatsworth man pleaded guilty this week to two counts of child molestation involving two victims and was sentenced in Murray County Superior Court to 14 years in prison and six years on probation, the district attorney said.

Bert Poston said Daniel Shane Strickland also faces federal charges "related to dissemination of child pornography related to the same victims."

Murray County Sheriff's Office Detective Eric White said in February that after an allegation was reported to deputies on Feb. 13 by a child who was under the age of 14, Strickland’s wife provided more information to investigators.

“It is pretty cut and dry,” White said then. “We had a juvenile report he had been touching her, and his wife went through his phone and tablet and found what she thought were pictures of the same juvenile with certain identifying marks.”

According to an incident report, deputies were given a tablet that was said to be Strickland’s that “contained naked pictures of juvenile females.” The wife gave deputies Strickland’s cellphone after deputies responded to a 911 call reporting “Daniel Strickland was being irate with (his wife).”

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