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Sentencing for Reichling delayed
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DARLINGTON - The sentencing on state charges for a Darlington man already serving a federal prison term for producing child pornography was delayed Wednesday.

Timmy Reichling, 49, appeared in Lafayette County Circuit Court Wednes-day for what was meant to be his sentencing hearing on two Class D felony counts of possession of child pornography.

However, Reichling's attorney, Philip Brehm, said a sentencing would still be premature, as a pre-sentencing investigation to determine a punishment most suitable for Reichling has not yet been completed.

Brehm said the investigation requires information from the investigators involved in Reichling's federal case, who have not yet supplied their reports. As such, Reichling's state sentencing was delayed until Oct. 4.

Reichling was sentenced to 25 years in prison in federal court in 2014 on charges of child exploitation after he coerced an underage girl to send him sexually explicit photographs of herself between 2011 and 2012. Federal authorities assumed jurisdiction of the case because Reichling's recording equipment traveled in interstate commerce.

Reichling's state charges stem from the same incident. In addition to the images he produced, investigators found millions of child porn images on hard drives at his house.