BRIEF: Portland man sentenced to five years for child porn
PORTLAND, Feb 12, 2013 (Portland Press Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A Portland man who collected and traded a trove of thousands of child pornography images and hundreds of explicit videos was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to five years in prison.
Jonathan Fenton, 25, made a tearful apology in U.S. District Court in Portland before Judge Nancy Torreson, as more than 20 of his friends and family were present in the courtroom in his support.
"I am infinitely sorry for the choices I made," Fenton said. "I am deeply sorry for the lifetime of harm that I caused."
In imposing the five-year sentence, Torreson applied the minimum mandatory sentence allowed under law for transportation of child pornography, the charge to which Fenton had pleaded guilty on Sept. 14.
The judge departed from federal sentencing guidelines that called for between 87 and 108 month in prison.
The FBI raided Fenton's home on July 7, 2011, seizing a computer hard drive with more than 400 videos and 15,000 images of child pornography. Fenton was present during the search and told officers that he had been involved in child pornography for a year and a half prior to being caught, according to court records.
This story will be updated.
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