An Arnold, Missouri man will spend the next 15 years in prison following sentencing on a production of child pornography conviction.  50-year-old Gary A. McArthur was being investigated by the Madison County Sheriff's Department last spring for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a friend's 13-year-old child when a pornograhpic picture of the child was discovered on his cell phone.  

He pled guilty to the indictment last October and has been held without bond since his arraignment last June 15.  The case against him began when a woman with whom he was living phoned the Madison County Sheriff's Department to accuse him of having sex with her 13-year-old child.  McArthur is currently charged in the Madison County Circuit Court with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for those acts, and is scheduled to appear in court on those charges in early April.  In addition to the prison time, McArthur will serve a lifetime of supervised release following his imprisonment.

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