Man gets 40-year sentence on child porn charges

Jonathan Manigault and Christina Mitchell

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, after admitting to directing his Pikeville girlfriend to take sexual photographs of a 3-year-old.

Jonathan Manigault, 35, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., pleaded guilty in 2019 to producing and receiving child pornography. He was sentenced Monday to 30 years on the production charge and 10 years on the receiving charge.

His girlfriend, Christina Mitchell, 32, of Pikeville, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child porn. In her plea agreement, she had admitted taking pictures and video of two victims, ages 8 and 3, and sending them to Manigault.

She was previously sentenced to 35 years in prison.