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Aaron Pennington: Small-Town Big Shot Gets 20 Years for Child Porn & Rape

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We've told you before about Aaron Pennington, young bigwig in the small East Texas town of Grapeland.

Pennington was from one of the oldest and wealthiest families in the area and was elected to the city council. His future seemed secure

It's all come crashing down in the midst of charges of sexually assaulting a child and possession of child pornography.

Today he was sentenced by a Houston County judge to 20 years in prison, KLTV says.

Pennington had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault of a child, two counts of promotion of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. The judge allowed him to serve the sentences concurrently.

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