Wells Man Sentenced in Child Porn Case

A 67 year old Wells man was sentenced this week in Faribault County District Court.

John Degner, a retired United South Central educator and technology department director, pled guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography.  Court records indicate that Degner was given thirty days  in jail and five years probation.  The sentence came with a stay of imposition, meaning if Degner successfully completes probation, the conviction will be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

A tip from the National Center For Missing and Expolitied Children led to Degner’s arrest in March of 2017.