There is a great deal of disagreement in the federal judicial system when it comes to sentencing individuals convicted on child pornography crimes. As evidence, just look at the case of a 71-year-old Ohio man out of Knox County.
He pleaded guilty in 2009 to a single count of possessing child pornography on his computer. Federal guidelines recommend that judges sentence those convicted on such a charge to from 63 to 78 months in prison. But, exercising his legitimate discretion, the judge sentenced the defendant to one day behind bars and 10 years of supervised probation.