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Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man has been sentenced for downloading hundreds of naked images of children. Jimmie Jackson, 74, was convicted in La Porte Circuit Court of Level 6 Felony Possession of Child Pornography.


Under a guilty plea sentence handed down by Judge Tom Alevizos, Jackson received six months of home detention followed by one year on probation. GPS will monitor his activities. He could have received up to three years in prison.


According to court documents, Jackson, over two years ago, took his laptop in for repair, and a technician discovered numerous explicit images of children on the hard drive. In addition, the hard drive was locked up by a virus.


Under the sentencing order, Jackson must register as a sex offender and is prohibited from having a laptop or other electronic device unless it’s equipped with software to allow probation officers to monitor his activity.

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