N. Idaho man fights sentence for child porn charge - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

N. Idaho man fights sentence for child porn charge

SANDPOINT, Idaho. - A northern Idaho man convicted of child pornography possession is challenging his sentence, saying a five-to seven-year prison term is too excessive for a first-time
felon.

A public defender for Greg Lamar Roberts has filed a motion asking a judge to reduce the sentence or retain jurisdiction until her client spends six months in prison, after which he could be
released on probation.
     
Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall has objected to the motion and contends the sentence is fair.
     
First District Judge Steve Verby sentenced Roberts in April.
     
The 47-year-old could have been ordered to serve up to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Roberts pleaded guilty to the charge after sexually explicit images of minors were
found on his computer.

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