Barkman sentenced to 30 years

Robert Dale Barkman, 66, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of promotion of child pornography and a single count of possession of child pornography, Barkman is a retired Atlanta Middle School Teacher. Barkman was working at an area church as secretary and youth leader.  Barkman was arrested last year on  two counts of promotion of child pornography and a single count of possession of child pornography

“According to a press release from Cass County DA Courtland Shelton, it appeared that Barkman has been creating and holding child pornography since the early 2000s. Barkman is believed to have deleted images and disposed of recording devices prior to investigators running the search warrant while knowing the investigation was ongoing,

Barkman was sentenced to three 10-year terms which he was ordered to serve consecutively.