Shelbyville Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

Stop-Child-PornographyA one-time youth pastor from Shelbyville has been sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography. U.S. District Judge Harry S. “Sandy” Mattice could have leveled a 20-year sentence on 38-year-old Joseph Todd Neill for downloading child pornography on his home computer.
Shelbyville police were investigating Neill on charges of statutory rape and searched his home computer, finding 72 images of minors, 32 of whom were children. Neill worked as a youth pastor at North Fork Baptist Church in Bedford County.