Man gets 3 life sentences, plus 495 years, for sexually abusing child

Charles Hoyte McConnell III. (Escambia County Jail)

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) - An Escambia County man is headed to prison for sexually abusing a child.

A jury convicted 22-year-old Charles Hoyte McConnell III of three counts of sexual battery on a child under 12, three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child, and 30 counts of possessing child pornography.

McConnell was charged after a relative found pictures of child pornography on his phone.

The State Attorney's Office said McConnell could be seen sexually abusing a child in some of the pictures.

McConnell received three consecutive life sentences, followed by 495 years in prison. He was also designated as a sexual predator.

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