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Former Columbus Cop Sentenced On Child Porn Charges

Jan 11, 2019

Dean Worthington
Credit Columbus Division of Police

The former Columbus Division of Police spokesperson convicted on child pornography charges was sentenced Thursday to three months in jail. 

Dean Worthington pleaded guilty to pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. Images were found by investigators on his cellphone and at his home.  A nine-year prison sentence is suspended as long as he follows the judge's orders and registers as a sex offender for 25 years. The judge considered Worthington's struggle with alcoholism in issuing the sentence.