GAINESVILLE, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– Florida man convicted on charges of production, receipt, and possession of child pornography on Thursday, June 3.
John Ernst Tennant Jr., 70, of Gainesville has been convicted after the jury reached a guilty verdict at the conclusion of a three-day trial.READ MORE: Capital Gazette Gunman Jarrod Ramos Sentenced To 5 Life Terms Without Parole
Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the verdict on Thursday, June 3.READ MORE: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Received Funding For A High Visibility Enforcement Initiative
âThe prosecution of persons who sexually victimize children is a priority of this District,â said Acting U.S. Attorney Coody. âWith the assistance of our law enforcement partners, we will ensure that those who engage in such heinous conduct will be held accountable for their actions.â
Tennantâs sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 17, 2021, at 2:00 pm, at the United States Courthouse in Gainesville before the Honorable Allen Winsor.MORE NEWS: Polk County School Cafeteria Worker Arrested for Murdering Boyfriend
Tennant faces a mandatory minimum term of fifteen years imprisonment to Life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a maximum term of Life on supervised release.