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Geneseo Man Gets 9 Years in Prison For Dissemination of Child Pornography

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A Geneseo man was sentenced to 9 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for Dissemination of Child Pornography. Jason Moore, 43, of Geneseo took a Plea deal on December 1, 2022 and was Sentenced on January 18, 2023.  Moore must serve 85% of his sentence. Jason Moore has been in custody for 714 days on a $250,000 (10%) bond. Moore was originally charged with five counts of Dissemination of Child Pornography (Class X Felony).   Moore plead guilty to Count 1 for dissemination of a 7 minute child pornography video on December 1st and the remaining four counts were dismissed by the State. The pleas deal capped his IDOC sentence to 15 years, a Class X Felony carries a prison term of 6-30 years.  A term of 3 years to Life of Mandatory Supervised Release will follow his release from prison. He was given a $2,000 fine plus assessments. He was granted a full waiver of waivable assessments.   Moore received Credit for Time Served, which covered the fine and assessments so he will owe no money.

Jason Moore made an unsworn statement to the court. He apologized for his actions. He said he never intends to get himself into this situation again.  State’s Attorney Cathy Runty requested 15 years in Prison, $2,000 fine, $250 DNA Fee, $500 Child Pornography fee, $1,314 assessments and submit to DNA Samples.  Moore’s only prior record is for driving violations, the most serious being driving on a suspended license.  State’s Attorney Runty said she doesn’t see any truly mitigating factors for the defendant.  Defense Attorney Lance Camp said Mr. Moore took responsibility for his actions in his unsworn statement today.  Attorney Camp requested the minimum sentence in IDOC of six years.

Judge James Cosby said the serious nature of the charge and there was more than one image contained in the factual basis, but Mr. Moore is only being sentenced for one image, the 7 minute video containing child pornography that Moore disseminated.  Judge Cosby said one Aggravating Factor and one Mitigating Factor apply to this case, sentence to deter others from committing the same crime and Moore has no criminal history prior to this charge.  Judge Cosby said the appropriate disposition is in the middle of the requests from the State and Defense.  Jason Moore was remanded to begin the transition to IDOC to serve his sentence.

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