WILLIAM HUTCHESON LEDFORD: An American who paid to watch stay video of [email protected] acts being carried out on Filipino children has been sentenced to eight years.
William Hutcheson Ledford, aged 40 from Johnson County, Georgia, pleaded responsible to a federal baby pornography charge in June.
Ledford will obtain credit score for the practically 15 months he’s already been jailed, stated his lawyer Mitchell Warnock.
Mr Warnock stated he and the prosecution requested the choose to use his discretion to situation a sentence lower than the 15-year obligatory minimal for the charge.
“We were pleased that the judge came below the mandatory 15 years,” he stated.
According to The Telegraph newspaper, Ledford cooperated with investigators when a search warrant was served at his residence, offering passwords to his accounts. He admitted that he obtained baby pornography through e-mail and that he watched stay abuse of children.
In a sentencing memorandum filed with the courtroom, Warnock stated his shopper labored within the Information Technology division at Swainsboro Technical College and carried out laptop work for the Wrightsville police without spending a dime.
He additionally labored with the fireplace departments of Johnson and Emanuel counties to get well safety digital camera footage and information to examine the trigger of fires.
William Hutcheson Ledford by no means had girlfriend
Never having had a girlfriend or a romantic relationship, Ledford spent most of his free time within the cyber world, Mr Warnock wrote.
Ledford wrote a letter to the choose a while in the past and expressed regret. In the letter he stated he “felt horrible” about what he was doing.
“I would most of the time break down in tears about it, and ask the good Lord to forgive me for what I’ve done,” Ledford wrote, including that he prayed that God would kill him if he touched somebody inappropriately.
Ledford used Yahoo Messenger to discuss to girls within the Philippines who supplied him pornography and baby “shows” in change for cash.