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sabato 22 aprile 2017
Man,woman sentenced for producing child porn with infant
A 41-year-old Colorado Springs man who produced and transported child pornography was sentenced to 27 years in prison this week, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado.
In online chats, Richard Hennis' co-defendant, Brandi Leonard, told him she had sexually abused an infant, according to the District Attorney's Office. Hennis encouraged her to sexually abuse the infant again while taking pictures or video. She did so and sent the pictures to him.
Law enforcement found pictures of the infant on Hennis' phone, which he sent to another person he was communicating with online, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
In their online chats, which spanned about a month, Hennis and Leonard "discussed in graphic detail kidnapping, raping, killing and dismembering a child between the ages of 4 and 8 years old," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Two different times, Leonard indicated she didn't intend to go through with it.
Hennis was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release after serving his prison time. Hennis and Leonard were indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on April 5, 2016. Hennis pleaded guilty on November 21, 2016. Leonard pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography on April 13 and has not yet been sentenced.
She could receive a sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography, as well as up to a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.