Mahlkuch gets 30 months in prison

Published 2:32 pm Thursday, January 12, 2017

A 60-year-old Dillwyn man, who pled guilty in September to illegally possessing images of child pornography, was sentenced Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg.

Phillip Dale Mahlkuch, 60, of Dillwyn, previously pled guilty to one count of knowingly possessing material that contained one or more images of child pornography, according to Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle.

According to a media release, Mahlkuch was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release thereafter.

“In addition, he was ordered to pay a special assessment of $100 and a fine of $7,500,” officials stated in the release.

The investigation of the case was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Department, officials said. “Assistant United States Attorney Charlene R. Day prosecuted the case for the United States,” officials said.