Former Republican legislator Robert A. McKee, 59, has been sentencing to more than three years in prison for possession of child pornography. McKee was not just a First Christian Church trustee and executive director of the Hagerstown Big Brothers Big Sisters — he was a key sponsor of the Child Protection from Predators Act this year.
He was facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He expressed regret and contrition at the hearing: “In the eyes of the law, I committed a crime. In the eyes of God, I committed a sin.” McKee is unmarried but the legal guardian of a 16-year-old girl in 2006, who he met and adopted the girl through his work with Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
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