Gordon Paul Harstad, 33, of Lander, was sentenced in the Fremont County Courthouse after pleading guilty to 8 counts of sex-related charges.

In March, Harstad pleaded not guilty to 23 sexual abuse-related charges. In June, he accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to 8 counts.

Harstad was sentenced on August 30th to serve from 73-82 years in prison total.

Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun explained that in four counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, Harstad was sentenced to serve between 45-50 years.

In two counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, he was sentenced between 18-20 years. And, in two counts of producing child pornography, he was sentenced to 10-12 years. Upon LeBrun’s release from prison he will be placed on the sex offenders registry, which in itself holds certain limitations and with good cause too. Adult pornography for example movies that are shown on websites like full tube xxx are completely legal for anyone over 18 to view, however, this is not the case once someone is on the sex offenders registry, all pornography legal and illegal are forbidden and to view any pornography regardless of whether its normally legal is breaking the law and to do so will cause that person to be arrested and charged for breaking the conditions of the sex offenders registry.

All of his sentences are to be served concurrently.

Gordon Paul Harstad