Right to jury waived in child porn case

A Dripping Springs man arrested for multiple counts of possession of child pornography in 2015 has waived his right to be indicted by a Grand Jury.

Sean Koa Kelly, 19, of Dripping Springs, signed a waiver of indictment, which will allow him to be prosecuted by information in January 2017. Kelly also signed a plea bargain where he will plead guilty to a child endangerment charge.

Kelly was arrested in September 2015 for allegedly having and uploading 93 pornographic images to Dropbox of three specific nude female children between the ages of 13 and 17 years old.

Kelly’s plea bargain calls for deferred adjudication, community supervision for five years, as well as a fine of $1,500 not including court costs. Kelly must also pay a monthly $60 community supervision fee, psychological/drug/alcohol abuse evaluation and 150 hours of community service.

In November, a Hays County judge reduced his bond amount from $122,188 to $100,000 for the child pornography charges, which is in addition to a $100,000 bond for the endangerment of a child charge. He currently is being held in the Hays County Jail for promotion of child pornography, which is a third degree felony, and endangerment of a child, which is a state jail felony.

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