Behind Bars: Former Cuyahoga County Recorder Slapped With Prison Term

UPDATE: Akron, OH - Judgement day for the former Recorder in Cuyahoga County.

Patrick O'Malley has been sentenced to 15-months in prison.

The sentence comes on the heels of a porn investigation targeting O'Malley's home computer.

The 50-year-old Democrat resigned his county job back in May - just hours before entering a guilty plea.

The case was sealed until Friday's sentencing.

The U.S. Attorney outlined disturbing details of downloaded stories about children being raped and sex with animals and inanimate objects.

The Prosecution says child porn charges would have been hard to pursue, since they could not prove O'Malley had sole access to the material that his estranged wife, Vicky, turned in during a nasty, highly-public divorce.

In an unexpected move, O'Malley was immediately taken into custody to begin serving his prison sentence.