Lynchburg Man in Federal Court Today for Child Porn - WSET.com - ABC13

Lynchburg Man in Federal Court Today for Child Porn

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Lynchburg, VA - A Lynchburg man will be sentenced in federal court Thursday for child porn charges.

Jesse Leon Coleman and four others pleaded guilty to multiple charges in November.  Prosecutors say the group received emails containing child porn from a man in Russia.

Coleman faces from 14 to 17.5 years in prison, based on federal sentencing guidelines. 

Prosecutors want Coleman to receive a sentence at the higher end of that range.  They cite the former sailor's 1998 conviction in military court for child pornography and his admission to having sex with teenage males while in the navy.

Defense attorneys are seeking a lighter sentence, saying there's no proof Coleman's partners were minors.

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