$500K bail set, sex #offender #charged with sending #child #porn

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A judge set bail at $500,000 for a registered sex offender on charges he sent images of child pornography to his adult son.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 39-year-old Garland W. Loman appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday on a charge of felony sexual abuse of children. He did not enter a plea.

Court records say Lowman’s son, who does not live in Montana, reported to Gallatin County law enforcement that his father sent him sexually explicit messages including an images of a naked girl who appeared to be about 10 years old. Investigators say Lowman acknowledged sending the pictures, but argued they were not child pornography.