Hanson receives 6 years for child porn

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Local man also faces homicide charge
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An Oconto Falls man who goes to trial in December for allegedly killing a teenager 15 years ago was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for child pornography.

Peter J. Hanson, 52, will also spend 12 years on probation and pay a $26,000 surcharge, Oconto County Circuit Court Judge Michael Judge ruled Friday.

Hanson entered no contest pleas to 52 counts of possession of child pornography for images found on his computer Nov. 1, 2012. He faced repeater charges on each count, but those charges were dropped in a plea agreement.

In July, Hanson was sentenced to 19 months imprisonment for drug charges.

He also is charged with one count of intentional homicide — party to the crime in the shooting death of Chad J. McLean, a 19-year-old Green man who went missing Feb. 22, 1998. His body was found March 22, 1998, in Abrams.

Hanson pleaded not guilty to the charge in April; his jury trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 3.

A second Oconto Falls man, Charles J. Mlados, 54, is charged with party to first degree intentional homicide for allegedly witnessing the shooting and helping hide McLean’s body and the murder weapon. He also faces perjury charges for allegedly lying to a judge during the investigation. His arraignment is scheduled Sept. 10.

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