Columbus man, 57, found guilty of sexual exploitation

Randall Slone, 57 (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Randall Slone, 57 (Source: Columbus Police Department)

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COLUMBUS, GA  (WTVM) –  A 57-year-old Columbus man plead guilty to sexual exploitation and a slew of other charges.

Randall Slone was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison with 4 to serve. His sentence is concurrent on all of his charges.

He must also pay a $500 fine and register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Slone reportedly sold a cell phone and forgot to erase several pornographic images of children that were stored on it. The findings were reported to authorities.

Slone opened up to investigators in the sex crimes unit and admitted to molesting two young children in the past. In addition, he admitted to sitting in a car across from a school playground and masturbate as he watched children.

Police say the schools that he targeted were most likely in the downtown area.

This is not Slone's first run-in with the law. Court records indicate he pled guilty to making terroristic threats in 2008 and was sentenced to probation and mental health treatment.

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