Oneonta man pleads guilty to pornography charges

An Oneonta man has pleaded guilty to 94 counts of possession of child pornography.

According to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey, Paul Kelly, 39, entered a blind guilt plea Monday evening to the 94 counts. The blind plea was entered without a deal of any kind which means that Kelly’s sentence will depend on the court. His sentencing is set for Friday, Jan. 8, at 9 a.m.

Kelly was arrested Nov. 25 after an investigation that began in 2013. A search warrant was served in September of this year and several electronic devices were seized and more than 100 pornographic images of children were discovered by authorities.

Kelly had been in custody in the Blount County Jail with bond set at $1.4 million. He will remain in custody until he is sentenced.