Saturday, August 20, 2011

220 Years?? That's about as long as we've had the U.S. Constitution!!

Kudos to Madam DA Susan Reed and the Bexar County District Attorney's office!

Job well done!

220 years handed out in porn case
Stacked sentences are among longest in memory.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio man convicted by a jury in June of downloading hardcore prepubescent child pornography was ordered Friday to serve 220 years in stacked sentences — one of the longest punishments prosecutors said they could recall, locally or elsewhere.

Paul Joseph Lamarre, 43, initially faced up to 10 years in prison for each of the 22 counts of possession of child porn. But convictions related to child exploitation and molestation are among the few crimes in Texas that judges are allowed to stack.

Prosecutors in Bexar County tend to ask for consecutive sentences only in “extraordinary” circumstances, and this one qualified as such, Assistant District Attorneys Patrick Ballantyne and Stephen Ahl said after state District Judge Maria Teresa Herr announced her decision.