Former Sparta council member sentenced for child porn charge

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Paul Hibbard (Photo from the Kent County Sheriff's Department)

Paul Hibbard (Photo from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department)

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A former council member in Sparta was sentenced to six months in jail for possession of child pornography.

According to the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office, 46-year-old Paul Hibbard was also sentenced to five years of probation and must register as a sex offender.

Hibbard still faces child sex and neglect charges in Muskegon County.

He was charged in February with attempting to persuade a minor into an act of gross indecency, a 5-year felony.  He also faces a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the neglect of minors.

 

 

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