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Clabaughs sentenced for duplication of child porn images

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The former manager of Floyd’s Farm Credit office and his Irag war veteran son went to prison Tuesday after admitting duplicating images of explicit child pornography images as part of a collection both had on computers.

Both Gregory Arthur Clabaugh, 61, and Mark Gregory Clabaugh, 31, received 10 years each after pleading guilty on two counts of duplication of child pornography images. Judge Marc Long suspended seven years of the elder Clabaugh’s sentence, leaving him with three years to serve in prison and the son received a eight-year suspension with two years behind bars.

As part of the plea bargain, the Virginia Attorney General’s office dropped 16 counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of reproduction of child pornography and a single count of conspiracy to commit child pornography against Gregory Clabaugh along with three counts of reproduction of child pornography and one count of conspiracy against Mark Clabaugh.

In information provided by the state, Clabaugh and his son admitted engaging in child pornography and said the images duplicated came from Mark Clabaugh’s collection of the images. The images, discovered in 2011, were traced back to as early at 2004.

The sentences also require both Clabaughs to register as sexual offenders with Virginia, and they will be listed in the Commonwealth’s online computer database.

Two years ago, Clabaugh announced an early retirement as manager of the Farm Credit office in Floyd after Virginia State Police traced participation in a peer-to-peer computer operation that exchanged images of child pornography to the elder Clabaugh’s home computers. A search found computer discs containing the explicit images on both discs and the computers.

Mark Clabaugh, an auto technican, served in Iraq before returning to Floyd in recent years.

More details in Thursday’s Floyd Press.

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