Fayette County

Former Guard member sentenced for receiving child pornography

A former member of the Army National Guard was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for receiving child pornography.

Matthew Emmett Dickerson, 28, pleaded guilty in October to ordering monthly Internet subscriptions that included more than 500 photographs and four videos containing images of child pornography. Some of the images included children as young as 6.

The images were recovered on Dickerson's computer in June 2008 while he was a member of the National Guard, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Lexington.