Man gets probation for Renville County pornography charges
Related story: Appeals court reverses Renville County child porn conviction OLIVIA -- A 31-year-old man was sentenced last month in Renville County District Court to five years of probation and stayed prison time for exchanging thousands of expli...
Appeals court reverses Renville County child porn conviction
OLIVIA - A 31-year-old man was sentenced last month in Renville County District Court to five years of probation and stayed prison time for exchanging thousands of explicit messages with an underage girl in Utah.
Court records for Daryll Gene Cagle list addresses of Danube and Montevideo, and also West Frankfort, Illinois. He is currently in custody in the Lyon County Jail in Marshall on check forgery charges there.
Cagle was originally charged in August 2016 with three felonies for pornography possession, child solicitation and distributing sexual communication to a child.
Authorities discovered the explicit messages in May 2016 while investigating the death of a toddler, according to the criminal complaint on the Renville County charges. A Renville County investigator had been conducting a search warrant on Cagle's phone.
The messages stretched back to October 2014. In the conversations, Cagle allegedly asked the girl - who in May 2016 was 15 years old - to send nude images of herself.
The investigator reportedly found six pornographic images on Cagle's cellphone. He also discovered that Cagle had sent 21 nude images of himself to the girl with explicit captions.
Cagle waived his right to a jury. He was found guilty on all three counts during a December court trial.
A stay of imposition was granted Feb. 27 when he was sentenced, meaning an additional 25-month prison sentence was pronounced but will not be executed unless he violates terms of probation.
As part of his sentence, Cagle was barred from internet access without approval from the Department of Corrections, and ordered to pay a $600 fine, which can be paid through community service work.