Simonds Ordered To Serve 8 Years, 9 Months In Child Pornography Case

Monday, April 29, 2013

A man who earlier pleaded guilty in Chattanooga Federal Court to receipt of child pornography was sentenced Monday to serve eight years and nine months in federal prison.

Mark Simonds appeared before Judge Sandy Mattice.

Prosecutor Terra Bay said Simonds subscribed to an Internet website for a month and downloaded some 2,000 still images and 88 videos of child pornography.

His attorney, Brandon Raulston, said Simonds had no prior criminal record.

The sentencing range was 97-121 months.

Judge Mattice set the sentence higher than the 100 months recommended by the prosecutor.   


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