May 24, 2018
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Sanford man sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for having child pornography

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — A Sanford man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to nine years in federal prison on one count of possession of child pornography.

Jerry Lord, 33, pleaded guilty to the charge on May 15 and has been held without bail since.

By pleading guilty, Lord admitted having 262 still images and 168 videos of children involved in sexually explicit activity on his computer, according to the prosecution version of events to which he pleaded guilty. Some images included adults sexually abusing prepubescent children.

One of the videos, from a known child pornography series called the “Jacob&K@tie” series and created in Quebec, Canada, was found on Lord’s computers, according to the court document.

In addition to prison time, U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen sentenced Lord to 10 years of supervised release. She also ordered him to pay $13,193 in restitution for counseling sessions for one of the victims shown in the stills and videos, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Lord faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the prevailing federal sentencing guidelines, the recommended sentence was between nine and 10 years.

As result of his conviction, Lord will be required to register as a sex offender for 10 years.

To reach a sexual assault advocate, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741, TTY 888-458-5599. This free and confidential 24-hour service is accessible from anywhere in Maine. Calls are automatically routed to the closest sexual violence service provider.

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