Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Sentencing Verdict

I just received news this afternoon that my ex-husband, who was convicted of possession of child pornography in May of 2013, received his sentencing.

He has been sentenced to 4 years in prison, followed by 5 years of supervision after release. He has been fined $12,500. He will be required to attend sex offender classes while in custody and must register as a sex offender for life.

The sentencing was originally scheduled for August of 2013, and has been continued seven times since then.

I really had no idea what the final sentence would be. The original sentencing guidelines called for 5-10 years, however he pleaded early in exchange for a shorter sentence. I had heard he might get as much as 4.5 years and as few as 18 months. I can live with this verdict.

I have been an absolute wreck leading up to this. I was hoping for the best and fearing the worst. I feel like I can breathe again.

Thanks to my lovely Facebook friends for holding my hand through this.








15 comments:

  1. I am so thankful that part is over and done with and you have some relief. I'm also thankful that the verdict was NOT a mere 18 months. Geeze. Wishing you the best, as always!

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  2. I just heaved the biggest sigh of relief!
    SO grateful to the gods right now.
    Take some time just to relax and get your round the news now, then relax some more knowing you now have the luxury of time to make your decisions.
    XXX

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  3. Thanks guys. God...I just want to cry from the relief. x

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  4. So pleased this ordeal is over! Hugs xx

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  5. Kristin,
    I thought your ex-monster would be sentenced for assault on you. I didn't know about the child pornography and all the other ugly things. I wish he could be jailed for life for what he did to you and your kids. I am just glad he wasn't able to defeat your strength. Go ahead and cry from relief. Now you can.

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    1. Liz, he received 30 days in jail for the assault (which I don't think he actually ever served). Child pornography is taken very seriously by our justice system. DV not so much.

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  6. Finally the door shuts and the page turns. Such a shame the justice system took so long to do the job it was created to do; though I can't help thinking that you and your children should have been served better.

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  7. A long journey for you, but finally a bridge to your future. big hugs x

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  8. Take a deep breath. You deserve to relax. God bless you.

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  9. So glad that this part is finally over, now you can begin to look forward and start to live the life you deserve.

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  10. Breathe easy now, lovely lady! :)

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  11. Just breath and live your life now, forget about the bad people and just think of the good people :^)

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  12. This is good news indeed. You have taken another step forward.

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  13. Glad you are relieved!
    I think it should have been a tougher sentence, but as long as you can move on, I am glad on your behalf!

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