Portales man gets 18 years

PNT Staff Report

A Portales man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for sexual assault of a minor and possession of child pornography.

William Railing, 37, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault of a minor and 100 counts of possession of electronic child pornography, according to a press release from 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler.

Railing assaulted a female for about seven years, starting when the girl was about 5, according to the release. Acting on information gained fron an interview with the vicitim in February 2006, officers searched Railing’s home and seized a computer. On the computer were more than 100 images indicating child pornography, the release said.

Deputy District Attorney Donna Mowrer prosecuted the cases for the office.

District Judge Joe Parker also ordered Railing must serve a minimum of 85 percent of his sentence (approximately 15 years, 4 months) before he is eligible for parole.

When Railing is released, he must register as a sex offender and will be placed on parole for five to 20 years, the release said.