KINGMAN - A 29-year-old Kingman man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for possessing child pornography on his computer.
Mohave Superior Court Judge Steven Conn said he agreed that the 10-year sentence stipulated for 29-year-old Sean Paul Desrosiers in a plea deal was harsher than sentences received
by defendants who actually molest children. But because of mandatory sentencing statutes involving crimes against children, Conn said Desrosiers was receiving far less than what he might have had he been convicted at trial.
Defense Attorney Denise Dees said Desrosiers' case was complicated by the fact that he was already a level one sexual offender when he was arrested at his home in the 3900 block of Devlin Avenue last July for possessing child pornography. Level one is the least dangerous classification.
Dees said Desrosiers received the label after he was convicted several years ago for having sex with someone four years his junior who was under the age of 18.
Desrosiers was tearful in court and said he had wanted for a long time to seek help.
"I just didn't know where to go," he said.
Desrosiers will also serve lifetime supervised probation upon his release.