37 year old Tommie Joseph Beason of Franklin pleaded guilty before US District Judge Richard Haik today to charges that he downloaded and stored images of child porn on a hard drive. According to evidence presented at the plea, agents detected Beason downloading child porn. Law enforcement searched Beason's home on June 3, 2014 and found 230 images and 88 videos of hardcore child porn on an external drive.

Beason faces 10 years in prison, five years to life of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has not be set.