Anchorage Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Child Pornography Charges

    Anchorage, AK (KINY) - An Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court to 20 years for distributing child pornography via his Twitter and Gmail accounts.

    Jay Leavitt, 27-years-old of Anchorage, was sentenced on Monday by US District Judge Sharon L. Gleason. Upon release, Leavitt will be under supervision for the remainder of his lifetime. This information comes via a press release from the US Attorney District of Alaska's office.

    According to Assistant US Attorney Jonas Walker, Leavitt was previously sentenced in state court to three years of active imprisonment for attempted sexual abuse of a minor. Shortly after release, he began distributing child pornography on his smartphone, even while under probation supervision.

    During the period between March 27th 2017 and April 7th 2017, Leavitt had uploaded 55 images and eight video clips, knowing that those depicted in those pictures and videos were minors.

    The FBI and Anchorage Police Department conducted the investigation, which lead to the successful prosecution of the case.


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