A 23-year-old Winchester man was sentenced in Chattanooga Federal Court on Monday to serve four years and four months in federal prison for filming sexual encounters with a 14-year-old girl.
Mary Ellen Coleman, attorney for Brad A. Davis, said he "cared" for the girl and had no intention of distributing the videos of her.
Davis, after being sentenced by Judge Sandy Mattice, said, "I guess I'm going to jail for being in love."
Davis had been charged after a Winchester attorney turned a tape over to the Winchester Police Department. The attorney said he got it from a member of the victim's family.
Authorities said Davis made a video of the girl having consensual sex with him and also used his cell phone to film her performing a sexual act on him. He also used a Nikon camera to take 22 photos of her nude in provacative positions.
The videos were made at Davis' home in February.
The sentencing range for Davis was 46-57 months.
Attorney Coleman asked for a lighter sentence, noting that former Baylor teacher/coach got diversion after having sexual encounters with a 16-year-old girl.
Prosecutor John MacCoon said that was in state court, and he said federal judges are not to take state sentencing into account but to focus on uniformity in the federal system.
Davis will be on supervised probation for 10 years after his release and he will be on the sex offender list.
The Baylor teacher/coach, Willie Idlette, will not have to be on a sex offender list.
Prosecutor MacCoon said the Davis situation became a federal case rather than a statutory rape charge in state court because he took the videos and pictures.
He pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.