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Lynchburg man pleads guilty to reproducing, possessing child porn

On Monday, January 9, Rider pleaded guilty to one count of reproduction or distribution of child porn, one count of possession of child porn first offense, and nine counts of possession of child porn second or subsequent offense (LPD)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A Lynchburg man has pleaded guilty to child porn charges after he was arrested in May 2017 for sharing child porn online.

Police said the Forensics Unit was proactively investigating the online sharing of child porn with the city limits and during the investigation they executed search warrant in the Misty Mountain Road area.

During the court of the investigation, Michael Allen Rider, 43, was identified as a possible suspect.

Rider was charged with 10 counts of possessing child porn and one count of distributing child porn.

On Monday, January 9, Rider pleaded guilty to one count of reproduction or distribution of child porn, one count of possession of child porn first offense, and nine counts of possession of child porn second or subsequent offense.

He is set to be sentenced on March 21 at 1:30 p.m.

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