MALONE SEX OFFENDER HEADS TO PRISON

A Malone man is headed to state prison for somewhere between three to nine years after pleading guilty to sex-related charges. 27 year old Kyle Southworth was sentenced Thursday in Franklin County Court to three consecutive prison terms of one to three years each, after entering a guilty plea to one count of second-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor and two counts of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child under the age of 17. The guilty pleas came as part of a deal with prosecutors… That’s because original charges against Southworth… stemming from an incident reported on January 1, 2017, in which a 13-year-old victim from Malone received an obscene photograph from him through a social media app… were even more serious. He also faced additional charges dating back to offenses that prosecutors said happened as far back as 2014.