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Reardon sentenced on child pornography and drug charges

Posted at 3:24 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:43:22-04

GREAT FALLS – Daniel Joseph Reardon was sentenced on Monday for several charges from 2016.

Reardon was sentenced to 10 years, with five of them suspended, to the Montana Department of Corrections for sexual abuse of children.

He was also sentenced to five years for criminal possession of dangerous drugs and and five years for fraudulently obtaining dangerous drugs.

The sentences will run concurrently and he will be designated as a tier two sex offender.

Judge Elizabeth Best told Reardon that she believes he can be rehabilitated and be an asset to the community.

Reardon has a case from 2017 still pending in Judge Gregory Pinski’s court.

(AUGUST 14, 2017) Daniel Joseph Reardon of Great Falls pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of sexual abuse of children.

Reardon also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a dangerous drug and fraudulently obtaining dangerous drugs.

According to court documents, in 2014 a Missoula Police Department officer working with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force discovered an inappropriate picture being sent through Gmail.

Through the investigation, detectives found that the e-mail accounts belonged to Reardon.

Detectives found that Reardon’s phone had multiple child pornography images on it.

In accordance with a plea agreement, Reardon will be sentenced to 10 years in prison, with all time suspended.

He will also be sentenced to five years each on the other two charges, again with all time suspended.

Judge Elizabeth Best accepted Reardon’s change of plea and sentencing will take place on September 11th.

The original charges included five court cases with 21 charges filed against Reardon.