Jacksonville, Fla. (CW69 News at 10) – U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan sentenced Lonnie Lawrence Mercer, Jr. , 42, of Jacksonville to 20 years in federal prison, and a 15-year term of supervised release, for possessing images of child sexual abuse.
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Mercer had pleaded guilty on July 5, 2020.READ MORE: Covid Vaccine Appointments Available Now In Pinellas County
According to court records, Mercer possessed images of child sexual abuse on his cellular telephone depicting the lewd and lascivious display of the genitals of a child younger than 12 years of age. The child’s mother told law enforcement that she discovered 8-10 explicit photos on Mercer’s phone and confronted Mercer, after which a physical altercation ensued.MORE NEWS: Wanted For Homicide, Florida Man Leads Deputies On Chase, Breaks Into Home Before Placed Under Arrest
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