Child porn sentencing scheduled for today

July 29, 2013 9:28:35 AM



OXFORD -- A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography is scheduled for sentencing today in federal court in Oxford. 


Noel Everett Sumrall was indicted on the charge in August 2012. He pleaded guilty March 4. 


Court records say the 67-year-old Sumrall, a retired federal employee, was convicted on a similar charge in state court and sentenced to spend five years in prison. 


His lawyer has asked the federal judge to sentence Sumrall to two years or less and let the sentence be served at the same time as the state sentence. 


Sumrall was charged in U.S. District Court in Oxford.