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By Matthew Keys
SACRAMENTO - A former Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for possession of child pornography.
Fifty-one-year-old Mark Kessell was additionally ordered to pay a $12,500 fine and will be supervised by the state for up to five years upon his release from prison.
According to a press release issued by the Office of the Attorney General, Kessell's sentence is significantly higher than the recommended length of jail time as suggested by the federal government due to the severity of the offense.
- Not from what I've seen. Ho much child porn did he have? Many non-police, are sentenced to XX years per photo, and many have received over 100 years in prison. And you can see this by clicking the "ChildPorn" label above this article.
Upon his release, Kessell will also be required to register as a sex offender.
"That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing." - Martin Luther King (United States Constitution, Bill of Rights)