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Ex-Manowar guitarist given 5 year prison sentence for child porn possession

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Former Manowar guitarist Karl Logan has been sentenced to a five and a half year prison sentence for possession of child pornography.

Logan was arrested in 2018 and charged with six counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Upon being charged, the then-53-year-old guitarist was dismissed from the New York metal band.

In July 2020 Logan pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography, and last week, on July 11, the now 57-year-old guitarist was sentenced to the prison term by Judge Max Cogburn Jr. in a Charlotte, North Carolina court.

Logan had faced the prospect of up to 25 years in prison related to the charges, which were brought after he was found in possession of videos involving the abuse of girls aged 4 to 12 years old.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Logan will remain free until the Bureau of Prisons assigns him a prison, and Judge Coburn has agreed that the guitarist should self-report to prison to begin his sentence.

Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.