Former KHOG Met Guilty in Picture Taking Incident
Source: The Morning News A former television weatherman accused of harassing an 11-year-old girl by taking surreptitious pictures of her was found guilty in a bench trial Tuesday in Fort Smith District Court.
Justin Povick, 25, was charged with the Class A misdemeanor in connection with a June 12 incident at Creekmore Park, where the girl was swimming.
Povick has not been employed by KHOG since shortly after the incident was reported.
District Judge David P. Saxon withheld sentence.
The offense is punishable by up to a year in county jail and/or a maximum $1,000 fine. The state recommended a one-year suspended sentence and counseling by Larry Gant, a local counselor highly regarded in the legal community.
If the defense chooses to appeal, Saxon indicated he would set an appeal bond and the case would be forwarded to Sebastian County Circuit Court.