A former Ohio police officer will serve just 90 days in jail for child pornography charges while a Louisiana man will serve 5 years for conspiracy to distribute marijuana, according to a report from The Free Thought Project.
Last week, former Columbus, Ohio police sergeant Dean Worthington was sentenced to 9 years in prison after pleading guilty to four child pornography charges. But then the judge suspended all but 90 days of the sentence, to be served at the Franklin County Jail, because of Worthington’s history as a police officer. Worthington will also be required to pay a fine of $5,000 and register as a sex offender.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said in a press release that Worthington had uploaded sexually explicit photographs of children to the website Tumblr. After the social media platform notified authorities, a search warrant was issued and authorities found six cell phones and other electronic devices that contained the pornographic images.
“This Columbus Police Sergeant was downloading child pornography to his personal cell phone,” O’Brien said. “This illegal behavior was discovered as a result of a tip Tumblr provided to law enforcement after Worthington uploaded